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Silverton is located in southwest Colorado, the only town (incorporated municipality) in San Juan County. The population is approximately 500. The community of Silverton is a former silver mining town, most of which today is a designated National Historic Landmark District. Tourism supports the town, which is linked to the city of Durango by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, another National Historic Landmark. The train takes visitors on a thrilling ride behind a historic, steam-powered engine through the stunning San Juan Mountains. It runs May through October with service to Silverton and November through April with service to Cascade Canyon. Other things to do in Silverton includes exploring the surrounding ghost towns and old mining camps via jeep or ATV. Jeep rentals are available if you don't have your own, and guides will also take you into the high country. Camping, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking are a few of the other activities to enjoy in Silverton and the San Juan Mountains. In winter, the snow-covered mountains provide the perfect setting for alpine and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, sledding and snowmobiling. There are lots of multi-use trails, easily accessed from the town of Silverton or from U.S. Highway 550.

Surrounding areas: Vallecito Lake, Colorado (10.6 mi), Telluride, Colorado (11.8 mi), Mountain Village, Colorado (13.3 mi), Ouray, Colorado (14.6 mi), Rico, Colorado (21.6 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (24.1 mi), Lake City, Colorado (24.3 mi)

Silverton Vacation Rentals

Silverton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
The Wyman Hotel & Inn1371 Greene StSilverton, CO (800) 609-7845
Camel's Garden Hotel250 West San Juan AveTelluride, CO11.8 mi.(970) 728-9300
Ice House Lodge310 South Fir StTelluride, CO11.8 mi.(970) 728-6300
Inn At Lost CreekTelluride, CO11.8 mi.(970) 728-5678
The Peaks At Telluride136 Country CLB DrTelluride, CO11.8 mi.(970) 728-3165
Wyndham Lodge At The Peaks457 MTN VLG BlvdTelluride, CO11.8 mi.(970) 369-5000
New Sheridan Hotel231 W Colorado AveTelluride, CO11.9 mi.(970) 728-4351
Victorian Inn401 W PacificTelluride, CO11.9 mi.(970) 728-6601
Telluride Mountainside Inn333 S Davis StTelluride, CO12.0 mi.(888) 728-1950
Ouray Comfort Inn191 5TH AveOuray, CO14.5 mi.(970) 325-7203
ST Elmo Hotel Inc426 Main StOuray, CO14.5 mi.(970) 325-4951
Ouray Hotel303 6TH AveOuray, CO14.6 mi.(970) 325-0500
Purgatory Village Hotel5 Skier PLDurango, CO14.8 mi.(800) 693-0175
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO23.9 mi.(970) 626-5444
Rocky Top Lodge1450 N Hwy 149Lake City, CO24.3 mi.(970) 944-2780
Bed & Breakfast
Bear Creek Bed And Breakfast221 E Colorado AveTelluride, CO11.7 mi.(970) 728-6681

Silverton Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F -4°F 1.60 in. -
February 34°F -1°F 1.79 in. -
March 38°F 7°F 2.35 in. -
April 44°F 16°F 1.64 in. -
May 55°F 26°F 1.86 in. -
June 66°F 31°F 1.27 in. -
July 71°F 37°F 2.74 in. -
August 68°F 37°F 3.08 in. -
September 62°F 30°F 2.72 in. -
October 53°F 20°F 2.33 in. -
November 40°F 7°F 1.93 in. -
December 32°F -2°F 1.86 in. -

Silverton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located about 45 miles south of Silverton in Durango, Colorado, the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located approximately 49 miles north of Silverton in Montrose, Colorado, Stevens Field (2V1) located roughly 49 miles southeast of Silverton in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and finally the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located around 63 miles northeast of Silverton in Gunnison, Colorado.

Silverton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Family FunlandFarmingtonNM80.8 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT115.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO23.9 mi.
Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO11.8 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO38.9 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO81.8 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO97.0 mi.
AspenAspenCO105.8 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO105.8 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO105.8 mi.
TiehackAspenCO105.8 mi.
Fred Harman Art MuseumPagosa SpringsCO51.9 mi.(Art)

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