Getting Here

Silverton is located in the  heart of the San Juan Mountain range in southwest Colorado, about 50 miles north of Durango, 65 miles south of Montrose, and 350 miles southwest of Denver (which is roughly a 6 hour drive away depending on road conditions.)

Silverton is surrounded on either side by mountain passes that are avalanche prone and close occasionally during storms. A 4WD is not essential but will certainly be beneficial, especially in bad conditions.  For current road conditions, visit the COTrip website.

Registration and some courses will occur at the  Kendall Mountain Recreation Center, come into Silverton via US 550 on Greene Street (the only paved street). Turn right on 14th Street (by Town Hall). The Kendall Mountain Recreation Center is across the Animas River at 1 Kendall Plaza.

Nearest Airports

Durango County Airport (DGO)

1000 Airport Road, Durango  •  970.247.8143     flydurango.com

Airlines: American, Frontier, United Express, U.S. Airways

Rental car agencies on-site:

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

2100 Airport Rd, Montrose •  970-249-3203 • montroseairport.com

Airlines: American, Delta, United, United Express

Rental car agencies on-site:

Need airport transportation or other services? 

We highly recommend you call Mountainside Concierge at 970-769-2259 or visit them on the web: silvertontransportation.com 


Accomodations in town

Silverton offers a large selection of lodging options including historic hotels, cozy cabins and cottages, modern lofts, gorgeous guesthouses, and a variety of vacation rentals that range from rustic to luxurious. Every property provides stunning views of the San Juan Mountains. See below for our list of accomodations available during the Symposium:

Hotels and Motels

Animas at the Wingate House

Animas B&B at the Wingate House    970-387-5520

The Avon Hotel

avonsilverton.com  •  303-910-2960

The Benson

thebensonlodge.com    970-387-9891

The Bent Elbow

thebent.com    970-387-5775

The Grand Imperial Hotel

grandimperialhotel.com    970-387-5527

The Inn of the Rockies

innoftherockies.com    970-387-5336

Teller House

tellerhouse.com    800-342-4338

The Villa Dallavalle

Villadallavalle.com    970-387-5555

The Wyman Hotel

thewyman.com  •  970-799-4952

Vacation Rentals

Animas View Cottage

Animas View Cottage    970-316-1966

Animas 1889 Vacation Home

Animas 1889  •  3br/2ba  •  Modern home, tasteful decor

Greene Street Lofts

Greene Street Lofts    970-903-4132  •  Stunning remodeled lofts, spacious 2br/2ba

Historic Bottling Company Lofts

Historic Lofts  •  3br/2ba open living, sun room, covered deck

North Star Vacation Home

North Star VRBO    3br/2ba  • 13th & Blair St

Stellar House Downtown

Stellar VRBO  •  4br/2ba  •  14th & Empire Street

The Silver Fox: Modern Luxury Home

Silver Fox VRBO    Newly constructed 4br/3ba, close to Kendall Mountain Ski Area

Stellar Mountain Properties

SMP Website  •  Offers daily/weekly rentals  •  970-903-4132

Silverton Property Management 

SPM website  •  Offers weekly/monthly rentals  •  970-387-0133


Around Town

Silverton has a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.

The Avon

Recently restored live-music venue offering a full bar and cafe. 

144  East 10th Street  •  303-910-2960  •  avonsilverton.com

Avalanche Brewery

Coffee, homemade fare, gourmet pizza, and extensive beer menu.

1067 Blair Street  •  970-387-JAVA  •  avalanchebrewing.com 

Brown Bear Café

Good, old-fashioned home-style cooking.  

1129 Greene Street  •  970-387-5630

Coffee Bear Cafe

Breakfast and lunch served daily.

1309 Greene Street  •  808-557-7349  •  coffeebearsilverton.com

Lone Spur Restaurant

Breakfast and lunch cafe serving hearty cowboy inspired meals.

1219 Greene Street  •  970-387-5834  •  lonespurcafe.com

Kendall Mountain Café

Quaint cafe with excellent food & great prices.

1421 Greene Street  • 970-387-5768

Eureka Station

Offering a rotating menu that features seasonal food & drinks.

1225 Blair Street Street  •  970-387-8002 •  silvertoneureka.com 

Golden Block Brewery

Serving pizza and fresh brewed beer daily. Offers take-out.

1227 Greene Street  •  970-387-5962

Pickle Barrel

Elegant dining. Wonderfully atmospheric back-bar.

1304 Greene Street  •  970-387-5713  •  thepicklebarrel.com

Silverton Grocery

Small locally owned Grocery store with a deli. Open 7:30-7:00 daily.

717 Greene Street  •  970-387-5652

Silverton Liquors

Wide selection of affordably priced wine, liquor and beer.

865 Greene Street  •  970-387-5491

San Juan Services

24 hour gas station. Convenience Store is open 7:00am-7:00pm.

315 Greene Street  •  970-387-5491