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Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train Daily service to Silverton @ DSNGR Train Depot
May 7 – Oct 29 all-day

The DSNGR starts it’s daily train up to Silverton Colorado on Saturday May 7th 2016 and ends Saturday October 29, 2016.  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


45th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic @ race ends at Memorial Park in Silverton
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Race begins in Durango and ends in Silverton. Highway 550 is closed from Purgatory (Durango Mountain Resort) to Silverton from 8am to 1:00pm, so please plan accordingly.


Death Ride Tour – Ride for Life @ Grand Imperial
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

Day 1 – Silverton to Telluride
Day 2 – Telluride to Durango
Day 3 – Durango to Silverton

Hillside Cemetery Work Day @ Hillside Cemetery in Silverton
Jun 18 all-day

The Annual Silverton Hillside Cemetery volunteer work day!

Bring tools labeled with your name. Bring a sack lunch.

Tax deductible donations accepted by the San Juan County Historical Society.

Antique Truck & Car Show – 4th Annual @ Columbine Park on Blair Street
Jun 25 all-day

The “Antique Truck Historical Society” ( is an International organization. Entrants range from Farmington to Grand Junction. Also participating is: “Old Car Club” of the Four Corners, the “Over The Hill Gang” of Durango, and the “Four Corners Antique Power Association… and MORE.”

The event will be held on Blair Street on Saturday June  25, 2016. This is a fundraiser for the Blair Street Historical Association and a day for the Antique Truckers to show off their vehicles.

The day begins with a waffle breakfast served by local businesses at Columbine Park from 9:00-10:30am. Ticket entitles ticket holder to one waffle served with strawberries, whipped cream, and maple syrup. Choice of coffee, tea, milk or OJ. The waffles will be made from a family sourdough starter that is 60+ years old. Waffles will be made in antique waffle irons and there will be a display of antique waffle irons.

There are about 70 tickets available.Tickets can be purchased through the Chamber/Visitors Center at 414 Greene St. or Call 970-387-5654 for will hold.

Following the breakfast there will be a parade of the antique trucks on Blair Street after which the trucks will be displayed between 12th and 13th Streets until the last train of the day leaves after 3:30pm.

Vehicles Displayed from 9-4 – Vintage Vehicle Parade at 10:30

Anyone with an old truck, car, lawn mower, or anything that is older than 25 years that has wheels is eligible to display their vehicles at the event. There is a $12 registration fee per vehicle and it is a first-come first-serve basis. We only have space for 80 vehicles, so get your registration money in ASAP!

For more info, call Casey (Silverton info) 970-387-5090 or John Miles (vehicle info) 505-215-0924.

Download and print a copy of the registration form here.

All entrants will receive a dash plaque!!!!

Learn more about the event at the Notorious Blair Street website.

The Taste of Silverton! @ Blair Street between 11th and 12th Streets in Silverton
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come sample food and beverages from Silverton’s local restaurants.    Live music!

Bring your ID in order to be served alcohol.

Tickets sold in the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce tent.

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.p1464372240pasr@1464372240eiluJ1464372240 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.o1464372240ohay@1464372240edara1464372240pnotr1464372240evlis1464372240
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.



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

Hardrock 100 Endurance Run @ Silverton School gym on 12th Street
Jul 15 @ 6:00 am – Jul 17 @ 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 23 @ 8:00 am

The 39th 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 *protected email* for entry.

Race Details

Kendall Mountain SkyRace
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – 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)

Mountain Man Softball Tournament @ Ball Field at Visitors Center
Aug 6 – Aug 7 all-day

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