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Silverton

Silverton Historic Downtown
Silverton Historic Downtown

 
 

In the early 1870's the little mining post was founded and the in following 30-40 years the growing community experienced real prosperity. It was silver which made millionaires in that time.

Today, Silverton is a tourist attraction reflecting the Old West with its nice painted houses. Embedded in the surrounding San Juan Mountains it is situated along the US550, which is a part of the All-American Scenic Byway "San Juan Skyway".

Those who don't come here by car or motorcycle can also take the historic "Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad", which starts in Durango.



 
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GPS Coordinates

1 -- Durango
Decimal Lat: 37.273675 / Lon: -107.879305
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2 -- Silverton
Decimal Lat: 37.805187 / Lon: -107.670998
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3 -- Ouray
Decimal Lat: 38.02443 / Lon: -107.671465
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4 -- Idaho Springs
Decimal Lat: 39.742768 / Lon: -105.519165
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