Silverton, Colorado is unlike anywhere else in the world.  Nestled in a caldera at 9,300 ft., this small mountain paradise is home to 500 year round residents and about 3,000 folks in the height of the summer season.  In summer, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train comes to town several times a day in all its turn-of-the-century steam and splendor.  In winter, Silverton is an excellent base for winter recreation such as skiing at Silverton Mountain and Durango Mountain Resort (also known as Purgatory), as well as our own family ski area called the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.

To discover some of Silverton's local flavor, visit some of these fine local businesses and events:

  • Theatre Group-delightful community theater in the historic Miners Union Theatre
  • Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour- A one hour guided tour takes you 1/3 mile into Galena Mountain where you follow the vein and learn how mining was done.
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - a scenic train along the Animas River
  • Ghost Towns - take your pick, all within a short drive of town
  • Hardrockers Holidays - a mining competition and celebration
  • Iron Horse Bicycle Classic - a competitive bicycle race from Durango to Silverton
  • Kendall Mountain Run - a competitive foot race to the peak of Kendall Mountain
  • Mayflower Mill Tour - a part of the Historical Society's holdings in Silverton, tours
  • Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival - a well-loved weekend of brass band concerts

    If cross country skiing is your passion, there is no better place to partake of this sport than right here in Silverton. Our guests step into their skis at our front door and decide whether to tour the town or head out into the local countryside. Either way, they experience winter at its very best. Sledding, ice skating, downhill skiing, snowmobiling; virtually every outdoor activity is readily available to those seeking the ultimate in winter recreation.
  • Silverton Mountain Ski Area - Colorado's newest and most advanced ski area
  • Purgatory/Durango Mountain Ski Area A family ski resort 20 miles south
  • Kendall Mountain Ski Area 970-387-5522 A small but fun ski area right in town
  • Snowmobile Tours  970-387-5512 From the top of Molas Pass and more
  • Snow-Shoe Rentals 970-387-5527 Enjoy the scenery and get exercise too!