Drive through the town of Silverton. At the town park make a left and stay left. When in doubt, go left. The base is approximately 6.65 miles up Hwy 110. Four-wheel drive and/or good driving skills are strongly recommended in inclement weather.
Located just one hour north of Durango, or one hour south of Montrose (the closest airports to fly into), 6.5 hours south of Denver, and 5.5 hours from Albuquerque, getting to Silverton is an incredibly beautiful drive. McClure Pass is fastest many times from Denver, but if it is snowing, stick to I-70 and exit in Clifton and follow signs to Delta/Montrose for the shortcut to 50/550 South.
Phone: (970) 387-5706
What airlines fly into Durango/Montrose or Grand Junction?
The Montrose airport has DIRECT flights from LAX (Allegiant and United), direct flights from Chicago (United), Newark (United), Houston (United) and Atlanta (Delta).
Durango offers United (daily from DEN), American (daily from DFW) and US Air (daily from PHX).
How far from Montrose, Durango or the closest airport?
It’s around an hour or so driving from either direction and requires driving over a mountain pass. We recommend renting a 4-wheel drive vehicle if it is snowing.
Are there any shuttle services to Silverton?
YES! Local Silverton Shuttle business check them out at
OPHIR PASS RD (630 ROAD) IS CLOSED IN WINTER. DO NOT TAKE OPHIR PASS IN THE WINTER.