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  Silverton, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Silverton Railroad was built to serve the mines to the north in the Red Mountain District.
Silverton escaped this fate and managed to stay afloat, as did the Silverton Railroad, but it would be two years until the economy of the area would recover.
Silverton is a lively place in the summer months, and a must see on any trip to the area.
www.narrowgauge.org /ncmap/excursion3_silvrton.html   (2735 words)

  
 Silverton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Silverton, New Jersey; (population was 9,175 in 1990)
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad[1] provides a vintage, coal-fired, steam powered locomotive that travels through the scenic San Juan National Forest.
Silverton, Michael, innovator of Ethernet To The Home (ETTH).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Silverton   (109 words)

  
 Silverton Mountain, Colorado - Family Vacation Planning And Resort Information
Silverton Mountain is located in southern Colorado in the heart of the San Juans.
Silverton is different from other resorts, serving as a guide-only backcountry ski area to groups of eight.
Silverton Mountain may very well be what you would have created, if you were to try to fulfill those worthy desires," boasts Silverton's website.
www.skitown.com /resortguide/overview.cfm/co52/Silverton   (295 words)

  
 Silverton, Colorado - a Distinctive American Destination
The possible adventures are endless in the Silverton area, we have music festivals, races, museums, wilderness areas, ghost towns and cemetaries, gold mine and mill tours, and holiday celebrations.
Silverton exists solely because of the rich treasures that the surrounding mountains hold.
Though the mining is gone, the spirit lives on today and a visit to this mountain-high community is one that you will not soon forget, and you will be delighted that you chose it as your vacation base.
www.distinctivedestination.com /silvertonco   (188 words)

  
 Silverton History
The town’s population grew to 500 by 1876.
Statistics from Silverton’s cemetery note causes of death in early Silverton as 117 from snowslides, 143 from miner’s consumption, 161 from pneumonia, 138 from influenza (most in the 1918 epidemic) and 202 from mine accidents.
Today’s Silverton, with a population or 500, is a tribute to the survival of a gritty, tough community for whom quitting was never an option.
www.silvertoncolorado.com /index.asp?DocumentID=178   (662 words)

  
 BLM Colorado - Abandonded Mine Program - Upper Animas Project
In addition, the first cleanup of abandoned mines in the Colorado pilot came in 1998 with the construction of a bioreactor at the Forest Queen mine, acid mine drainage diversion at the Joe and John tunnel, and surface run-on controls on the mine wastes at the May Day mine.
Colorado BLM also has allocated a small portion of the upper Animas River watershed funding to basic and applied research on the challenge of acid rock drainage.
Colorado BLM anticipates there will be a total of approximately 20 mines (see subsection below Prioritization of Mines for Cleanup) on public lands that will require remediation in the upper Animas River watershed.
www.co.blm.gov /mines/upperanimas/upperanimas.htm   (12249 words)

  
 Home Page - Durango&Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado
The railroad arrived in Durango on August 5, 1881 and construction on the line to Silverton began in the fall of the same year.
By July of 1882 (amazingly, only 9 months after construction began) the tracks to Silverton were completed, and the train began hauling both freight and passengers.
Relive the sights and sounds of yesteryear for a spectacular journey on board the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
www.durangotrain.com   (163 words)

  
 Discount ski coupons for lodging and lifts at Silverton Mountain
Silverton Colorado featured as one of a "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" and listed in "America's Most Charming Towns and Villages", Silverton offers the rustic allure of an Old West Town amid spectacular mountain scenery.
Silverton Mountain once only known for its incredible snowcat skiing and snowboarding now has one double chairlift accessing the steepest, most adventure filled lift served skiing this side of Valdez, Alaska.
If you are seeking a memorable Colorado Rocky Mountain outdoor experience in the spectacular San Juan Mountains, but demand an affordable yet inexpensive vacation, then click on the activities and categories on your left and come and enjoy one of the most beautiful places on the earth.
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 Silverton Colorado
The Town of Silverton is located in a valley of the San Juan Mountains at an altitude of 9,318 feet.
Silverton is visited by over a quarter of a million people each year, mainly in the summer months.
Silverton is an ideal place to raise a family.
www.icoloradorealestate.com /artman/publish/article_48.html   (305 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silverton is a town that has its own color and character.
Silverton offers a style of living where there is more time for family and community.
Summers are great weather with the occasional shower and the July 4th celebration is one of the busiest times as tourists from all over come to see the fireworks show Silverton is famous for (so book your room early).
mountainlifestyles.tripod.com /silverton.html   (648 words)

  
 silverton
Silverton is a cute very small town consisting of about 12 small blocks of old to very-old buildings.
Many rural Colorado areas decry the building of a ski area in their pristine version of nowhere, preferring instead the headier banjo-laden times of old.
Silverton for the most part used to board up for the winter, it now has a pulse, and I'm glad for it.
www.pasko.net /sb2k5/silvertonrpt/silverton.html   (4451 words)

  
 Silverton Florist | Flower Delivery Silverton, Colorado (CO) | Florists in Silverton
The distance from Silverton to Washington DC is 1740 miles.
Silverton is positioned 37.81 degrees north of the equator and 107.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Our Silverton, Colorado florist directory is provided through a strategic partnership with Regional Direct.com, which has established partnerships with the most reliable, customer service-driven area Silverton florist and florists in Colorado, including Silverton, Colorado.
www.albanywebsites.com /ex/asp/city.Silverton-Florida-Florist-CO/CityId.6582/xe/florists-flower-delivery.htm   (151 words)

  
 Southwest Winter Guide - Silverton Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silverton, at its high altitude, is surrounded by breathtaking peaks of the San Juan Mountains.
Driving into Silverton from either the north, over spectacular Red Mountain Pass, or from the south, over Molas Pass, is a sightseer's joy.
Silverton also offers a wealth of old buildings that are worth seeing.
www.webdurango.com /shared-special-sections/sww2004/silverton.asp   (140 words)

  
 Colorado Mountain Real Estate from Kimberly Werner of Silverton Realty, Silverton, Colorado-Market Information
Silverton is the single incorporated town in San Juan County, Colorado.
Silverton is also a natural home to artists, writers, and other creative individuals whose livelihood does not depend on their location.
The population of four year olds jumped seven fold from 2002 to 2003, which indicates that Silverton is becoming home to young families who seek to raise their children away from the problems of larger towns and cities.
www.silvertonproperties.com /market_info.html   (343 words)

  
 Silverton, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silverton is the northern terminus of the Million-Dollar Highway (photograph; 37KB).
Silverton is also the northern terminus of the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Silverton is very much an old-time western town, very touristy but in an honest way and well worth a look.
freespace.virgin.net /john.cletheroe/usa_can/co/s_ton.htm   (237 words)

  
 Silverton Home Page
Nestled high in the heart of the San Juan Mountains in a mountain valley at 9,318 feet, the Town of Silverton combines supreme natural beauty and magnificent Victorian charm.
Like many places in Colorado, Silverton is at a crossroads; industry like mining has waned, while tourism, construction, small businesses and technology are booming.
Silverton is a special place and we welcome you.
www.silvertoncolorado.com   (261 words)

  
 FREEZE Online | Silverton, Colorado
Silverton just might be the most isolated town in America, but there is a police officer around here somewhere.
Today, Silverton boasts 500 year-round residents, although the population swells in the summer when jeep tours to the surrounding “ghost towns” are popular.
The three-year-old Silverton Mountain is located a short drive from town and offers something like a snowcat skiing operation—if the snowcat were a double chairlift accessing 1,900 vertical feet of terrain that resembles the backside of Crested Butte on a powder day, every day.
www.freezeonline.com /freeze/features/article/0,13122,664906,00.html   (932 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado Central Reservations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silverton, which began as a railroad town in the 1880s to serve the gold and silver mines of the Southwest Colorado Rockies, retains much of its "Old West" charm today.
Silverton is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest, with over two million acres of pine forests, aspen groves, lakes, streams and spectacular views, offering a spectacular natural playground.
Silverton is also home to Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, a perfect winter vacation destination.
www.silvertonreservations.com   (231 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado guide to attractions and activities
Nowadays, Silverton resembles "a step back in time" with its Victorian-style architecture and many nuances from its wild and wooly past.
One of Silverton's main attractions is its newest edition, Silverton Mountain Ski Area.
At this point, Silverton Mountain is a guided-only operation but future plans are to hopefully offer guided and unguided services.
www.westernstylemagazine.com /towns/silverton.html   (340 words)

  
 ABC News: Finding Colorado Powder Without Crowds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SILVERTON, Colorado, Jan. 27, 2006 — As avalanche-control blasts echoed in a narrow valley walled off by towering, jagged whitecaps, a guide stretched one hand high above her head while cupping the other around her nose and mouth, creating an air pocket.
Yet little can be left to chance at this breathtakingly steep, rugged throwback of a ski area that bridges the thrills of the backcountry with some basic conveniences of conventional resorts.
Now in its fifth season, Silverton Mountain isn't for everyone and won't be for the foreseeable future because its young owners don't really want it to be.
abcnews.go.com /Travel/story?id=1545168&page=1   (448 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado Jeep Rental Discounts
We are conveniently located in Silverton, gateway to over 700 miles of the best Jeep roads in the United States.
If you are not familiar with the location of Silverton, Silverton is 50 miles north of Durango and 60 miles south of Montrose in southwestern Colorado.
Silverton lies in the middle of the San Juan range of the Rockies.
www.destinationcoupons.com /Colorado/Silverton/Silver_Summit/silversummit_jeep.html   (384 words)

  
 Silverton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As the community of Silverton grew, it along with smaller neighboring villages, needed more reliable, efficient means of moving people and goods.
From the same article, an illustration of Silverton at that time is provided here.
The Railroads of Silverton, Colorado So, the little town of Silverton, Colorado was not only a center of mining activity but soon to be the hub of four, count 'em, four railroads.
narrowgauge.net /ngcntry.htm   (1099 words)

  
 Silverton Bed and Breakfast Inns - Silverton Colorado Lodging Accommodations
The main attractions in Silverton are the rustic dirt streets and Victorian character, colorful mining history, and its remote location in the heart of the San Juan mountains -- with just enough services to make life comfortable.
Unlike most other mining camps, Silverton was never devastated by a major fire, and much of the Victorian architecture seen today is original.
Silverton can be reached via the San Juan Skyway most of the year (except when the passes are buried in fresh fallen snow).
www.virtualcities.com /ons/co/city/cosilverton.htm   (450 words)

  
 Silverton ski area, San Juan Mountains, Colorado - Skiing and Snowboarding
Silverton has a vertical drop of 3000 feet which is plenty for a good top to bottom run.
There are some real bone breaking runs at Silverton, man, but you were born an adrenaline junkie, not much to do about that.
The Hotel Telluride is a new four-star hotel on the west end of Telluride, Colorado; just three blocks from the Gondola and steps away from the nightlife and restaurants of historic downtown.
www.gottagoitsnows.com /skiareas/1067.html   (609 words)

  
 Dozen Distinctive Destinations | Silverton, Colorado
Nestled high in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Silverton (population 716) reflects its mining history, grand past, and frontier spirit.
Silverton was the metropolis of the mining district, with water and sewer systems, telephone service, and a municipally owned electric light company by 1902.
The Silverton Brass Band, an annual folk festival, and the local theater company provide entertainment for residents and visitors to Silverton, the only town left in San Juan County.
www.nationaltrust.org /dozen_distinctive_destinations/list.asp?i=36   (403 words)

  
 SkiCentral - Colorado Ski Resorts
One of Colorado's most extreme ski and snowboard areas located in Winter Park.
Colorado Steamboat Springs ski area with a long history of producing world class skiers.
Colorado state's ski and recreation area located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
www.skicentral.com /colorado.html   (329 words)

  
 Silverton, Colorado Real Estate - Specializing in Quality Mountain Living!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In fact, Silverton is a goldmine (or rather a silver mine) many years past its heyday of operation.
When the town was built at the turn of the century (1890's), it was a bustling mining Mecca where residents claimed to have found 'silver by the ton', hence the name.
The Silverton Public Schools recently adopted a nationally acclaimed Expeditionary Learning curriculum for grades K-12, which boasts small class sizes and exceptional opportunities for youngsters to experience their world first hand, in the classroom and beyond.
www.silvertonrealestate.net   (342 words)

  
 The Animas B&B at the Wingate House - Silverton, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Silverton, Colorado is unlike anywhere else in the world.
In summer, the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train comes to town several times a day in all its turn-of-the-century steam and splendor.
In winter, Silverton is an excellent base for winter recreation such as skiing at Silverton Mountain and Durango Mountain Resort (also known as Purgatory), as well as our own family ski area called the Kendall Mountain Recreation Area.
www.wingatehouse.com /about_silverton.html   (355 words)

  
 Heart-Stopping Skiing in Silverton, Colorado -- New York Magazine
Silverton Mountain isn’t like any other place you’ve skied in the U.S. For one thing, there’s a limit of about 80 visitors a day.
Silverton’s ungroomed atmosphere, steep slopes, and restricted access provide sweet backcountry skiing at $100 to $180 per day—much cheaper than heli-skiing.
While many skiers bring their own powder boards, on big powder days, it’s worth it to rent a pair of Silverton’s “super-fat” K2 skis for that great floaty feeling.
www.nymetro.com /travel/travelcolumn/15923   (745 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado B&B Bed And Breakfast Inn Lodging Accommodations CO
Silverton Colorado B&B Bed And Breakfast Inn Lodging Accommodations CO Silverton
Silverton offers wonderful recreational opportunities from hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding to jeeping and shopping.
Come join the history, shopping and fun in Silverton, where your premier lodging in town is the BBIC inspected and approved The Wyman Hotel and Inn.
www.innsofcolorado.org /cities/silverton.php   (215 words)

  
 Silverton Colorado Hotel CO Bed and Breakfast Lodging B&B Inn Accommodations
A quaint mountain town, Silverton lies in a basin surrounded with awesome peaks and offers a central base for four-wheel drive Jeep tours to remote abandoned mining camps with unforgettable panoramas.
Serving as a backdrop for movies and reenacted gunfights, it’s not difficult to imagine this as the rowdy mining town it once was.
Our member innkeepers in Silverton, CO are happy to help assist you in making your Colorado vacation truly memorable.
www.bedandbreakfastinns.org /cities/display-city-17.php   (205 words)

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