· Black Swift
Yet another fantastically scenic mountain town, Silverton is similar to Ouray, but with much more of a pioneer feel. A number of feeders around town can have a variety of finches, Steller’s Jay, woodpeckers, and species more typical of lower elevations like Black-headed Grosbeak. During the colder months large flocks of rosy-finches can be seen in the feeders around town, or along the roads to the ski area. Get out of the car and walk the streets of this small historic town.
County: San Juan
Attractions: This historic mountain town is where the Durango-Silverton Narrow Guage railroad trip ends.
Directions: Just off US 550, in an ancient caldera north of Molas Pass, CR 110 is the main street. In winter some of the best feeders for rosy-finches are on Snowden Street, two blocks to the northwest of the main street.
Delorme: 76 B4
Roads of Colorado: 131 D1
Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Restrictions: Respect private property; bird from the road
Lodging: Hotels in town
Handicapped Access: Some viewing from car
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