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July 4th in Silverton!

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Come celebrate the Fourth of July in Silverton, read more.

Summer Recreation


Backcountry adventures await!

Ride the D&SNGRR


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Upcoming Events:

All Day

FIREWORKS – after dark – still scheduled at this time
Have a fabulous fourth in Silverton!

Campfires and petroleum-fueled stoves are allowed in both campgrounds ONLY in approved portable self contained fire pits.

NOTE – Fireworks are not allowed and those using them are subject to fines.
Many activities, including shopping, restaurants, attractions, and live music.

Fun Run – 2K,5K & 10K at Memorial Park. To pre-register, email your information (age and address to gro.ppasr@eiluJ and pay on day of race. Registrations on day of race at 6:00am. Race starts at 7:30am. Race fee of $25 includes t-shirt. This is a fundraiser for Silverton Youth Center. For questions, call Julie at 760-846-5853.

Parade – 10:30am on main street followed by Fire Departments water fight
This year’s theme is “FANTASY ”  Want to be in the parade?  email moc.oohay@edarapnotrevlis
Entrants line up by 10am at the Courthouse at 15th and Greene. Must be 50% decorated & in RED WHITE & BLUE.

International Rhubarb Festival following parade at Memorial Park with free Silverton Brass Band concert. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
Delectable rhubarb treats can be topped off with ice cream if you desire. For sale only as long as they last, so don’t miss out. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.


Ducky Derby – launch time is 2 pm at Memorial Park – a fun and unique event
Purchase your duck and ducky t-shirt ahead of time at the Visitors Center at 414 Greene Street, or purchase at the Chamber tent at Memorial Park during the festivities.



2016 4th of July Camping

We will be operating 2 different campgrounds on a 1st come 1st serve basis:

Depot Campground (across the tracks at the train depot 10th & Cement)

Kendall Mtn. Campground (KMCC 14th & Mineral)

For more information contact Town Hall @ 970-387-5522 x.12


The camping fee is $10 per person per night (14 yrs. or older).

Each campground will have port-o-johns, dumpsters, potable water and 24 hr. security.

Campfires are allowed in both campgrounds ONLY in approved self-contained fire pits.

(fire pits are available for rent while they last @ $10 per week with a $10 refundable deposit)

(firewood is available for sale)

Dogs are allowed but must remain leashed and owners must clean up after their dogs.

Quiet Time is between midnight & 8:00 a.m.

Littering, fireworks & open fire fines STRICTLY ENFORCED.

The Following Rules Are STRICTLY ENFORCED:

You must have a permit for each vehicle.  Every camper must have a wristband.

  1. Campfires are only allowed in pre-approved, self-contained fire pits.
  2. No illegal fireworks! $300 fine.
  3. Dogs must remained leashed or tied at all times. (You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog!)
  4. Quiet time is midnight to 8 a.m. No generators or excessive noise during this time.
  5. No ATV’s or dirt bikes allowed in camping areas – except camp host & employees.
  6. Place trash in dumpsters & cans provided.  Littering Fines STRICTLY ENFORCED.
  7. Watch for pedestrians in the road. Speed limit is 15 mph.
  8. Do not dump waste on the ground. The following places have water & dump available:

Silverton Lakes RV                    Red Mtn. RV Park

14th & Mineral                          664 Greene St

970-387-9888                           970-387-5512

Silver Summit RV Park          Silverton Lakes RV Park

640 Mineral                               2100 Kendall St

970-387-0240                            970-387-9888


Located at Memorial Park

Welcome, Hardrock Hundred runners!

The race is a 100-mile run with 33,992 feet of climb and 33,992 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 67,984 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet – low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

Welcome to Silverton, CO Chamber of Commerce

Whether you are a first-time visitor or have visited many times, Silverton Colorado is a place that you will enjoy again and again. Silverton is a National Historic Landmark, part of the San Juan Skyway (with the Million Dollar Highway connecting Silverton to Ouray), home to Animas Forks and the Alpine Loop, and the summer destination for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad train ride.

With the Weminuche Wilderness close by, Silverton is a recreational paradise in Winter for snowmobiling, skiing (downhill, extreme, heli, snowcat, cross country), sledding, ice skating, ice climbing, and ice fishing, and in Summer for rafting, backcountry touring, Jeeping (Jeep rentals and Jeep tours are available), ATV and OHV riding, fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, horseback riding, hunting, and camping.

Silverton Visitor's Guide

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Everything you need to know, view guide (PDF).

Town Map of Silverton

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Familiarize yourself and view the map (PDF).

Visitor's Center

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Visit the Visitor's Center page.

Secluded at 9,318 feet, a visit to Silverton is one that you will not forget any time of year. A perfect combination of supreme natural beauty and magnificent Victorian charm.