Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 11, 2020
2 adults - 1 room
Silverton in the winter feels like a ghost town with extremely wide main street, but in summer it comes alive.
Whether you are a first-time visitor or have visited many times, Silverton Colorado is a place that you will enjoy again and again. Silverton is a National Historic Landmark, part of the San Juan Skyway (with the Million Dollar Highway connecting Silverton to Ouray), home to Animas Forks and the Alpine Loop, the summer destination for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train ride, a recreational paradise in Winter for snowmobiling, skiing (downhill, extreme, heli, snowcat, cross country), sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, and ice fishing, and in Summer for rafting, backcountry touring, Jeeping ATV and OHV riding, fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, hunting, and camping. The Weminuche Wilderness is close by. While you are here, be sure to take a tour of the Old Hundred Gold Mine. Visit the San Juan County Historical Society’s Heritage Museum and Gold Mill Tour. Secluded at 9,318 feet, a visit to Silverton is one that you will not forget any time of year. A perfect combination of supreme natural beauty and magnificent Victorian charm.
I love this tiny town of 300 people! It is charming and the people are so nice. The popular thing to do is freestyle skiing and also taking the steam train from Durango to Silverton for the day. I spent a few weeks here and the people really made the experience one I'll never forget.
We came here on Christmas Day and absolutely everything was closed, but it was a really cool little town, especially empty. Like an old west mining town that never changed, one day we'll go there when things are open perhaps. It's a long, but beautiful, drive from Durango.