Founded in an ancient caldera, Silverton, Colorado is called home by roughly 600 year-round inhabitants. The only township in San Juan County at an elevation of 9,318 feet, this town has roots in mining at the turn of the 20th century, when the mountains were renown for high mineral content and Blair Street was known for its shady ladies. Now the mines are summer tourist attractions, the brothels are hotels, and the mountains are famous for massive amounts of snow. Locals here still know how to make last call and still get first chair no matter how cold it is when they wake up. Be polite, tip well, and try to keep up with a local during unguided season to find a few stashes.
Please obey posted speed limits in Silverton and on San Juan County Roads. Keep your eyes open for children, pedestrians, and wildlife at all times!
Need a place to stay in Silverton? Find our recommended lodging options here.
Fuel up before or after your big day of riding and nosh at our favorite local spots.
Activities & Shops
There’s more to do in Silverton than just ski and ride. Check out these other activities and shops.
Roads leading to Silverton can close during the winter due to adverse weather conditions. Check the conditions before you make your trip.
Other Local Ski Areas
See some of our neighbors!