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.
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:
- Alamo: 970-247-3944
- Avis: 970-375-7831
- Enterprise: 970-385-8648
- Hertz: 970-247-5288
- National: 970-259-0068
Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)
2100 Airport Rd, Montrose • 970-249-3203 • montroseairport.com
Airlines: American, Delta, United, United Express
Rental car agencies on-site:
- Avis: 970-240-4802
- Budget: 970-249-6083
- Enterprise: 970-240-3835
- Hertz: 970-240-8464
- National Alamo: 970-252-8898
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
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
tellerhouse.com • 800-342-4338
The Villa Dallavalle
Villadallavalle.com • 970-387-5555
The Wyman Hotel
thewyman.com • 970-799-4952
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
Silverton has a wide selection of restaurants and bars to choose from.
Recently restored live-music venue offering a full bar and cafe.
144 East 10th Street • 303-910-2960 • avonsilverton.com
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
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
Elegant dining. Wonderfully atmospheric back-bar.
1304 Greene Street • 970-387-5713 • thepicklebarrel.com
Small locally owned Grocery store with a deli. Open 7:30-7:00 daily.
717 Greene Street • 970-387-5652
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