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Silverton

4.5
Scenic Drive · History Museums · Antique Stores
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. Silverton is a former silver mining camp, most or all of which is now included in a federally designated National Historic Landmark District, the Silverton Historic District. The town population reached its nadir at 531 at U.S. Census 2000. It has grown since then.Silverton is linked to Durango by the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a National Historic Landmark. Silverton no longer has active mining, but subsists by tourism, maintenance of US 550 (which links Montrose with Durango via Silverton), mine pollution remediation, and retirees. In 2002 an extreme ski mountain, Silverton Mountain, opened near the town.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8sqmi, all of it land. Silverton is one of the highest towns in the United States, at 9,318 feet (2,836 m) above sea level.
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Scenic Drive
Million Dollar Highway
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Duration: 4 hours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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History Museum
San Juan County Historical Society
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Ice Lakes Trailhead
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Hidden gems in Silverton

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Mountain
Silverton Mountain
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Duration: 2 hours
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Outdoor Activity
Molas Pass
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Historic Site
Mayflower Gold Mill
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Island Lake
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Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Silverton

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Scenic Drive
San Juan Skyway Colorado
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Duration: 2 hours
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Alpine Loop Colorado
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Wildlife Area
Lizard Head Wilderness Colorado
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Water Body
Vallecito Lake Colorado
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Winter Sports in Silverton

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Ski Area
Kendall Mountain
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Duration: 2 hours
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Ski Area
Silverton Powdercats
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Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Silverton

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Ice Lakes
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Duration: 2 hours

Outdoors in Silverton

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Middleton Motorsports
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Duration: 2 hours

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