Welcome to Silverton
It’s a two-street town, but only one is paved. Greene St is where you’ll find most businesses (think homemade jerky, fudge and feather art). Still unpaved, notorious Blair St – renamed Empire – runs parallel to Greene. During the silver rush, Blair St was home to thriving brothels and boozing establishments.
In summer, Silverton hosts crowds off the Durango-bound steam train, selling them boatloads of trinkets. In winter, snowmobiles provide transportation, and town becomes a playground for intrepid travelers, mostly powder hounds.
Just getting here from Ouray on the Million Dollar Hwy is one of Colorado’s best road trips.