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Upcoming Events:

10am - 2pm

SIlverton will have a Farmers Market EVERY Tuesday 10 am - 2pm in July & August

Located in Columbine Park on Blair St between 12th & 13th


All Day

FIREWORKS – after dark –
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.


For complete list of day's activities please log onto http://silverton4thofjuly.org

7:30 AM 10k, 5k, and 2k Begin

For more information on Blue Ribbon Run click here: https://www.silvertonalpinerunning.com/events/blue-ribbon-run/


Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Silverton Blue Ribbon Run!  Scenic course starting in Memorial Park and running along the Animas river.  Distances of 2k, 5k, and 10k.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Start Times
7:30 AM – 10k, 5k, and 2k Begin

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

Course Summary
All courses are out and back starting and finishing at Memorial Park.  Start by taking the dirt road north out of Memorial park.  The 2k turnaround is at the junction with Highway 2/110.  Continue across the highway and take left to run past Silverton Lakes campground.  Join the highway for 0.9 kilometers then take a right onto a dirt road.  5k turnaround is at the bottom of the decline.  The 10k course continues on this road, crossing the Arrastra creek turnoff but staying alongside the Animas river.  2.5 kilometers after the 5k turnaround, the 10k course turns around.

Summer temperatures range from high 30’s to low 80’s. Morning weather is generally calm but can include rain so be prepared.
Forecast for Silverton, CO

Bib Pickup
Wednesday, July 4
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
Memorial Park
(Race Day registration will be available)

Aid Station
Aid stations with water will be available at the 5k and 10k turnaround points.

Awards will be given to the top finisher in each race.

If you are interested in volunteering for the race, please talk to Julie Danjou(julie@rsapp.org).


Entry fee: $25

Online registration closes July 2. Registration will be available Saturday (6:30-7:30 am) at Memorial Park.

Registration Options
Available race day!


10k Course
5k Course
2k Course



2015 | 10k | 5k | 2k
2014 | 10k 5k 2k
2013 | 10k 5k 2k
2012 | 10k 5k 2k
2011 | 10k 5k 2k
2010 | Results




Race Day Schedule
July 4
6:30 AM Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration at Memorial Park
7:30 AM 10k, 5k, 2k Start

Race Timing
We will be utilizing a chip timing system at this event to record your finish time. Awards will be given by gun time (first across the line) and results will be posted using chip time. You will be provided with a timing chip attached to the back side of your race bib. Please do not fold the area of your race bib where the timing chip is attached.

Parking will be available in Silverton next to the park and on main street (Greene).

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.