"Deep in the San Juan Mountains" Silverton by Easty

Silverton Travel Guide: 14 reviews and 38 photos

Silverton, Colorado

Silverton is a small town located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. The elevation here is at 9,305 ft and is surrounded by peaks that go well above 13,000 ft. This is the northern terminus of the Durango and Silverton Railroad. With the railroad during the summer and the ski season during the winter, Silverton is a bussling tourist town. Silverton is worth an hour stop while visiting Colorado.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice old western town with great scenery
  • Cons:Very Isolated Region (May not really be a con)
  • In a nutshell:Silverton is a nice small western town with extraordinary scenery.
  • Last visit to Silverton: Jun 2004
  • Intro Written Jun 16, 2004
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    I am coming through Denver area and looked at your pictures/comments. Good job of presenting

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 5:24 PM

    Thanks Joe. Such a good name. Our visit to Silverton for the HUBB meeting this summer was made easier by your tips. appreciate them. Joe

  • Martinewezel's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2005 at 5:19 AM

    I saw something funny visiting your pages today. We both have the same restaurant tip for Silverton, ok, but ...look at the pictures and compare... :-)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2005 at 7:29 AM

    I've always wanted to visit Silverton. Now, after reading your pages, I wanna go there even more than before.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 4, 2004 at 12:24 PM

    great shots of main street, joe!

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