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Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Daily service to Silverton @ DSNGR Train Depot
May 2 – Oct 31 all-day

The DSNGR starts it’s daily train up to Silverton Colorado on Saturday May 2nd 2015 and ends Saturday October 31, 2015.  For questions or ticket booking please visit or:


Reservations: (970) 247-2733
General Information: (970) 247-2733
Toll Free: (877) 872-4607
Administration: (970) 259-0274


4th of July in Silverton @ Various locations in Silverton
Jul 4 all-day

Photo 1: Fabulous fireworks by the Silverton San Juan Fire Department
Photo 2: Post-parade crowd on Greene Street (Main).
Photo 3: Inside the serving tent for the International Rhubarb Festival at Memorial Park.

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.p1436004404pasr@1436004404eiluJ1436004404 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 “Honoring our Heros”  Want to be in the parade?  email moc.o1436004404ohay@1436004404edara1436004404pnotr1436004404evlis1436004404
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.

During the Rhubarb Festival will be Silverton Youth Center’s Fundrasier BBQ.  Hot Dogs, Chips an soda!

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.

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2015 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

Both Campgrounds will open Wed. July 1st @ noon and close Mon. July 6th @ noon.

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:

A&B RV Park                            Red Mtn. RV Park

14th & Mineral                          664 Greene St

970-387-5347                            970-387-5512

Silver Summit RV Park          Silverton Lakes RV Park

640 Mineral                               2100 Kendall St

970-387-0240                            970-387-9888

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run @ Silverton School gym on 12th Street
Jul 10 @ 6:00 am – Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm

Welcome, Hardrock Hundred runners!

Hardrock 100 At a Glance

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).

Kendall Mountain Run & “K2″ Double @ start at 12th and Greene/Finish at Memorial Park
Jul 18 @ 8:00 am

The 38th Annual Kendall Mountain Run features a jeep road climb starting from the mountain town of Silverton, Colorado at 9,318 feet to within 300 vertical feet of the summit. The course features a final scramble to the top of 13,066 Kendall Mountain and then returns back down to the finish in Memorial Park where runners are greeted with a barbecue and post race party.

Prize Purse: $2,500

Online registration on Ultrasignup

Elite Athlete Entry: A minimum 10 spots will be reserved for elite athletes. Contact us at moc.g1436004404ninnu1436004404rapia1436004404vara@1436004404ofni1436004404 for entry.

Race Details

Kendall Mountain SkyRace
Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 8:00 AM
Start at 12 Street & Greene
Finish at Memorial Park


Aid Stations
There will be two aid stations along the course that are each accessed twice. They will feature water, carbohydrate drinks, fresh fruit and other snacks.

Race Perks
Gender specific race shirt
Chip timed race results displayed at the finish line
Barbecue in Memorial Park at the finish
Points in the US Skyrunner Series

Massage Services

Susan Catt and her team will be offering massages before and after the race, as well as during the weeks surrounding the race.  Pre-schedule when signing up online, or schedule the day of race if spots are available.

Prize money to the top 3 male & female runners
1st place male & female Silverton residents
1st place age groups male & female (<20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, >70)

Silverton Barbershop Music Festival @ Silverton School Gym at 12th and Reese Streets
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

It’s really a thrill to hear and see the festival chorus perform and celebrate harmony in Silverton!

The Silverton Barbershop Music Festival, which has been going on for more than 25 years now, brings together singers from all over the Rocky Mountain District, but especially those from the Western Slope cities–Montrose Black Canyon Chorus, the Grand Junction Bookcliff Chorus, the Farmington Four Corners Harmony Chorus, and the Durango Narrow Gaugers Chorus.

The big public event of the weekend is a show at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, which features the Festival Chorus of about 75 singers, as well as area quartets and chapter choruses. Hear popular songs such as Sweet Adeline, Dream a Little Dream, and Battle Hymn of the Republic. There is no admission charge for this public show.


Mountain Man Softball Tournament @ Ball Field at Visitors Center
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day

Don’t miss out on this annual event. Registration deadline is July 24th.

41st Annual Hardrockers Holidays @ Kendall Mountain Recreation Area
Aug 7 – Aug 9 all-day

Celebrate Silverton’s mining heritage at this annual three-day competition. There are events for men, women, and children and range from horseshoes, hand mucking, machine drilling, tug-of-war, arm wrestling, and much more.

Children’s events are on Friday. Some evening activities, including live music.
Food, beer and other beverages are sold on site. Concessions benefit the Fire Department. Come cheer on the competitors and help keep our mining heritage alive!

Pictures courtesy of Bill Alsup
True West Railfest @ Durango and Silverton
Aug 13 – Aug 16 all-day


For a full list of events and additional details visit the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad website by clicking here.

34th Annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival @ Silverton School gym
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm

34th Annual Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band Festival

Authentic arrangements played in an astounding manner with Paul Maybery conducting. Free brass band concerts, featuring musicians from all over the country.

Concert times are as follows:
Friday, August 14th: 7:00pm
Saturday, August 15th: 12 noon and 7:00pm
Sunday, August 16th: 12 noon
Seating in gym will begin one hour prior to concert.

Please be aware that the Concerts are now held in the Silverton School gym, not at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.

Silverton Alpine Marathon @ Memorial Park - start and finish
Aug 22 @ 6:00 am

50 Kilometer and Marathon (~26.7 Mile) loop in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. The course follows the “Alpine Loop” jeep roads past the ghost mining towns of Howardsville, Eureka, Animas Forks and Gladstone. High point is California Pass at 12,930 feet!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Start Times
7:00 AM 50 Kilometer
8:00 AM Marathon (26.7 miles)

Start / Finish at Memorial Park
Greene & 18th Street
Silverton, CO 81433

Course Summary
Follows Alpine Loop mining road counter-clockwise linking historic mining ghost towns, Howardsville, Eureka, Animas Forks & Gladstone. High point is 12,930 ft atop California Pass. Low point is Silverton at 9,318ft. Total vertical gain is 3,800 for the marathon and 4,400 for the 50k. The 50K runners will complete an out and back to Niagara Gulch before joining the Marathon course.

Bib / Shirt Pickup
Friday, August 21 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location TBD
(Registration will be available)

Saturday, August 22
6:00 AM – 7:45 AM
Memorial Park
(Race Day registration will be available)

Aid Station
Six aid stations well-supplied (except aid #6) with food, water & sports drink. It is highly recommended that you carry water with you between aid stations. Aid Station Helper Form

Race Perks
Technical fabric race shirt (Men’s & Women’s styles)
Barbecue in Memorial Park at the finish
Finisher pint glass
You’re in Silverton, what else do you want!?!


Awards (finisher pint glass) will be given to finishers in the marathon if completed in under 10 hours and to the 50k finishers if finished in under 11 hours. Special awards for Men’s/Women’s Overall winners. Awards ceremony around 1PM, Saturday August 22.

If you are interested in volunteering at one of our aid stations or at the start/finish line sign up here:
Silverton Alpine Marathon & 50K Volunteer Sign Up 


Entry Fees

Until June 25 Until July 23 Until August 17 Race Day
Silverton Alpine Marathon $55 $60 $65 $70
Silverton Alpine 50 Kilometers $60 $65 $70 $75

Online registration closes August 17. Registration will be available at packet pickup on Friday (2-5pm) and Saturday (6-7:45am) at Memorial Park.

Registration Options
Online at Ultra Signup
Mail-In Entry
Available at packet pickup & race day too!