Our most recommended things to do in Silverton

Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

1. Durango: Round-Trip Train Ticket to Silverton

Escape into the stunning mountains of the San Juan National Forest with a round-trip, first-class train ticket from Durango to Silverton. Take in unforgettable views of the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, High Bridge, San Juan National Forest, and more, from the comfort of a luxury train car. Depart the Durango Depot and into the mountains of the San Juan National Forest for a 3.5-hour train ride on the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Get comfortable in your cozy train car on this iconic train, which has been running since 1882 through the untouched mountain terrain. Pass the Animas River Gorge, Horseshoe Curve, and High Bridge before arriving in the historic mining town of Silverton. Wander the town's quaint alcoves and learn about its rich history before returning to the train two hours later to head back to Durango.

Silver Falls State Park: Tree Climbing Sunset Tour

2. Silver Falls State Park: Tree Climbing Sunset Tour

Learn to climb some of the largest and tallest trees in the world, around 300ft high. Experience an unforgettable adventure that will allow you to climb to the top of the canopy of massive trees, where only a handful of people have been. Experience a perspective of nature rarely seen by human eyes, especially at sunset, and learn about the unique plants and animals of old-growth forests. Enjoy a relaxing hike to the trees and at the end of the sunset, rappel and climb in the dark with head lamps and hike back during the night. Enjoy recreational tree climbing, also known as canopy climbing, and learn the basic skills of recreational tree climbing, rappelling, ascending as you move your way into a new powerful perspective of nature.

Durango: Off-Road Jeep Rental with Maps and Recommendations

3. Durango: Off-Road Jeep Rental with Maps and Recommendations

Feel the thrill of off-road driving as you discover the scenic Colorado outback on an adventure by Jeep. Encounter a landscape of forgotten ghost towns, gold mines, waterfalls, and spectacular scenery on the area’s trails. Head to the meeting point to pick up your jeep and meet your trip consultant. Pick up your map of the local trails and make the most of out of your rental with personalized recommendations. Cruise the rugged terrain of La Plata Canyon or explore the surrounding mountain passes. Hit off-road trails Animas Forks, Imogene Pass, Ophir Pass, or the Alpine Loop. Discover the area's unique landscape at your own pace. Benefit from rending the newest Jeeps in town, all equipped with automatic transmission and air conditioning. Choose from either a modified 4-door Jeep, or a Jeep Wrangler Willy's, which combines heavy-duty Trail Rated® component upgrades with classic Jeep Brand styling. While a modified Jeep allows for off-road terrain, the Willy's Edition is specially built for adventurous off-road adventures, with shock absorbers that work to increase control over rough terrains.

Silverton: 4-Seat Polaris RZR/UTV Rental

4. Silverton: 4-Seat Polaris RZR/UTV Rental

All Polaris RZR rentals are rented out of Silverton, Colorado, a small mountain town in the heart of trail country, located approximately 48 miles north of Durango about an hour and fifteen-minute drive from Durango. Conveniently, RZRs can be driven through this scenic, small-town right to the trailhead, so you can gear up, get in, and begin your mountain adventure in no time at all. From our front door directly to the trails. Our units are parked in Silverton and do not require a trailer to access the vast trail network referred to as the Alpine Loop. You can experience ghost towns, amazing mountain views at over 10,000 feet, and mountain passes like Engineer Pass, Cinnamon, and Hurricane just to name a few. There are more trails in our network than a person can ride in a week. You will have plenty of options.

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What people are saying about Silverton

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Beautiful scenery.... looks different in each direction. Was grey and wet but didn't spoil the trip. The only thing that could have made it better was being a few weeks later when the trees were changing colors

This was a great experience for me and my partner. The “Tall Timber Legend” privet car, where we got seats, is very nice and comfortable.

It was a very interesting trip! We enjoyed the company on the train and had a good time at Silverton!

This was an awesome train ride. The scenery was amazing and the staff were very friendly.

The scenery was stunning. It was a really fun trip.