San Juan County

Getting Here

Silverton is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountain Range in Southwest Colorado.  It is approximately 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 general sessions will take place at the Silverton Town Hall; come into Silverton via US 550 on Greene Street (the only paved street). As you approach 14th Street you will see the Town Hall, the last building on your right just before the turn. It is located at 1360 Greene St.  Parking can be found along both Greene and 14th Streets.

Nearest Airports

Durango County Airport (DGO)

1000 Airport Road, Durango  •  970.382.6050

Airlines: American, United

Rental car agencies on-site:

Montrose Regional Airport (MTJ)

2100 Airport Rd, Montrose •  970-249-3203 •

Airlines: American, Delta, Southwest, United

Rental car agencies on-site:


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  •  303-910-2960

The Benson    970-387-9891

The Bent Elbow    970-300-6644

The Grand Imperial Hotel    970-387-5527

The Alma House, Inn of the Rockies    970-387-5336

Teller House    800-342-4338

The Villa Dallavalle    970-387-5555

The Wyman Hotel  •  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


A Taste of the Town

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

Coffee Bear Cafe

Breakfast and lunch served daily.

1309 Greene Street  •  970-710-8182  •

The Lacey Rose Saloon

Breakfast, Lunch, Charcuterie, Dinner, Cocktails & More!

1219 Greene Street  • 970-930-3435 •

The Avon

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

144  East 10th Street  •  303-910-2960  •

Avalanche Brewery

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

1067 Blair Street  •  970-387-JAVA  • 

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  •  970-618-3913 • 

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  •

Silverton Grocery

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

717 Greene Street  •  970-387-5652

The Whistle Stop Gas Station

24 hour gas station. Convenience Store is open 6:30am-8:00pm.

315 Greene Street  •  970-387-3462

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