Getting to Silverton
Silverton Avalanche School is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountain range in southwest Colorado. The school is 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. Do Not Take Ophir Pass Rd (630 Road) in Winter since it is closed. For current road conditions, visit the COTrip website.
To get to Silverton Avalanche’s Classroom, come into Silverton via US 550 on Greene Street (the only paved street). Turn right on 12th Street (at the bank). Our classroom is next door to the ATM at 114 East 12th Street. If you are looking for Kendall Mountain Recreation Center, turn right on 14th Street (by Town Hall). The Kendall Mountain Recreation Center is across the Animas River at 1 Kendall Plaza.
LODGING IN SILVERTON
Silverton offers unique lodging options for budgets of all sizes.
Hotels and Motels
The Avon Hotel
avonsilverton.com • 303-910-2960 • Offers 15% off rooms for students
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 Wyman Hotel
thewyman.com • 970-799-4952 • Offers 20% off hotel rooms for students
Seasonal and Vacation Rentals
Acme Guesthouse • 970-769-6357
Animas View Cottage
Animas View Cottage • 970-316-1966
Animas at the Wingate House
Animas B&B at the Wingate House • 970-387-5520
Boulder Mountain Resort Home
Boulder Mountain Resort Home • 970-387-5409
Lola’s Place • 970-387-5705
Silverton Property Management
Offers weekly/monthly rentals
Silverton Property Management • 970-387-0133
DINING IN SILVERTON
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