12 days in Silverton & Ridgway Itinerary

12 days in Silverton & Ridgway Itinerary

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12 days in Silverton & Ridgway Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Silverton
— 1 night
2
Silverton
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ridgway
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Silverton
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Silverton

Silverton ©
The town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of, and the only incorporated municipality in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the activities along Island Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ice Lakes. On your second day here, stop by Route 550 Gifts and then take in the awesome beauty at Silverton Mountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Silverton tour planning app .

Houston to Silverton is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Houston in August, with highs in Silverton at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Silverton.

Things to do in Silverton

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Island Lake ©
Island Lake
Silverton Mountain ©
Silverton Mountain
Ice Lakes ©
Ice Lakes

4
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
Ice Lakes Trail has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Yankee Girl Mine (in Ouray), Rare Things Gallery (in Creede) and San Juan Outdoor Adventures (in Telluride). There's more to do: head outdoors with Molas Pass and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Idarado Mine.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Silverton road trip planning website .

Houston to Silverton is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houston to Silverton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in August, things will get much colder in Silverton: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ridgway.

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Yankee Girl Mine, Rare Things Gallery, San Juan Outdoor Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Molas Pass ©
Molas Pass
Yankee Girl Mine ©
Yankee Girl Mine

3
nights
Ridgway

Ridgway ©
The Town of Ridgway, coined Gateway to the San Juans, is a Home Rule Municipality in Ouray County, in the southwestern portion of the U.S. Ridgway is known for spas, nature, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Ridgway State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Dennis Weaver Memorial Park, trek along Last Dollar Road, and sample the fine beverages at Trail Town Still.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ridgway route app .

Getting from Silverton to Ridgway by car takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Ridgway can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ridgway

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ridgway State Park ©
Ridgway State Park
Spas
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park ©
Dennis Weaver Memorial Park

3
nights
Silverton

Silverton ©
Ice Lakes Trail has been added to your itinerary. Enjoy Silverton some more: cruise along Million Dollar Highway, steep yourself in history at Mayflower Gold Mill, get outside with Middleton Motorsports, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Silverton Historic Downtown.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Silverton road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ridgway to Silverton takes an hour. You will leave for home on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Silverton

Outdoors Scenic Drive Trails
Highlights from your plan
Ice Lakes Trailhead ©
Ice Lakes Trailhead
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway
Mayflower Gold Mill ©
Mayflower Gold Mill

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