Silverton Vacations

15 miles (24 kilometers) to the northeast of Durango - Purgatory, is Silverton, a great place to delve a little deeper into this fabulous region. This popular part of town is about 16 miles (26 kilometers) from Telluride Regional Airport.

Many of Durango - Purgatory’s most popular attractions are located within easy driving distance of Silverton, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Silverton City Hall and the incredible Silverton Historical Society. Two other great attractions that are located close by Silverton are the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and the Telluride Historical Museum.

Holiday makers in Silverton, looking for something different, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Explore, admire and become intrigued in the most popular museums which include the Ouray County Museum in Ouray.

If the sun is shining head outside and make the most of the nearby green spaces. There are some great green escapes, so take a picnic blanket to the Ouray Ice Park in Ouray. Pack sunscreen and a hat and your favorite watersports gear and spend a morning exploring the waters of the Ouray Hot Springs Pool in Ouray.

If you enjoy skiing and snowboarding, grab your googles, scarf and skis and head to the Durango Mountain Resort in Durango, the Telluride Ski Resort in Telluride and the Purgatory Ski Area for the best powder runs around Durango - Purgatory.

After a long day enjoying the charms of Silverton, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Mountain Lodge at Telluride - A Noble House Resort, the Hotel Telluride, and the Telluride Mountainside Inn.

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