Tiny and nestled between two rugged San Juan Mountain passes, Silverton has been a beloved destination since its mining days, especially for those pursuing new heights outdoors, from ATV trails, whitewater rafting, Wild West history and much more.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Start the trip in Durango and ride the train to Silverton — getting there is half the fun!
Stroll the shops, cafes and saloons of this old mining town.
Back the way you came via narrow-gauge railroad!