SENTRY'S ABODE This is a sentinel's spot, a place to watch the comings and goings of life. This is a site to chronicle the changing seasons and to record the heartbeat of a small town. Follow the roughed-in driveway to a building site that overlooks rolling, wooded hills, and then beyond to the spectacular Sangre de Cristos. Aspen, pine, wildflowers and wildlife adorn this property, not to mention the rugged, moss-rock outcrops and blue, blue sky. Roughed in driveway could easily be manicured to afford a gentle incline up to a private build or camp site. Groups of mule deer take their afternoon naps in the shady relief afforded by the tall Ponderosa Pine. And if you love to watch wildlife, they'll give you plenty of time and opportunity to do just that, barely stirring while tracking your every move with their handsome ears. Access is excellent off the state highway and property is near the town of Westcliffe, CO. It all adds up to the perfect spot for the one who watches over. Westcliffe and Silver Cliff are located in the Wet Mountain Valley, Custer County, at approximately 8000 feet. The two towns are bordered on the west by the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains that ascend to 14,000 feet on some peaks, and the rugged Wet Mountains to the east. The Collegiate Peaks can be seen in the north along with Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks can be seen to the south. The Wet Mountain Valley is famous for its unparalleled views, rural-ranching lifestyle, and endless miles of wilderness hiking trails through high-mountain meadows bursting with wildflowers and over 40 high-mountain lakes for fly-fishing. The Ute Indians were attracted to the Wet Mountain Valley by the plentiful water and abundant game. In the mid 1500’s Spanish explorers entered the western edge of Custer County in search of gold, silver and the fountain of youth. Over three hundred years later Europeans finally found the precious metals they sought, however, we are still looking for the fountain of youth.