Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
Secluded at 9,318 feet, a visit to Silverton is one that you will not soon forget any time of year. A perfect combination of supreme natural beauty and magnificent Victorian charm. Stay and play year-round, summer and winter. While in Silverton enjoy many restaurants, gift shops, and galleries. In the summer explore the backcountry and historical mining sites on foot, by horseback, or by Jeep and OHV. Visit the ghost town of Animas Forks. Enjoy numerous Heritage attractions: ride the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train (ride up, spend the night in a Victorian Hotel or Bed and Breakfast, or in a nice motel, and return the next day), tour the Old Hundred Gold Mine or Mayflower Mill, and visit the Historical Society Museum. In the winter there are many miles of multi-use groomed trails, used by snowmobilers, skiers, and snowshoers. Take a snowmobile tour. Ski at Town-owned-and-operated Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, which is affordable for everyone. For the more daring, ski at Silverton Mountain, an extreme ski area, which also offers heli skiing.