Welcome to Silt Colorado
The Town of Silt is located on the I-70 and Colorado River corridor, 185 miles West of Denver, near the towns of Glenwood Springs, New Castle and Rifle. Silt's location makes it a gateway to numerous outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling, camping, biking and hiking and so much more.
Silt is a gateway to the approximately 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest. Visitors to the forest can enjoy all that Colorado has to offer including magnificent scenery, wilderness hiking, family camping, plentiful wildlife, mountain biking trails, and off-road vehicle trails. Visit the Silt Colorado Recreation page for more information.
Unparalleled Sporting Opportunities
Silt rests along the banks of the Colorado River which provides anglers with an amazing trout fishery and waterfowl hunters with ample spots to find huge flocks of ducks and geese. But the most impressive sporting season is in the fall when hunters from across the country come to Silt to find trophy mule deer and elk in the expansive White River National Forest. Learn more about all of the possible activities in our area by visiting the Silt Colorado Recreation page.
The Silt area is home to deep natural gas fields and the gas extraction companies and their subcontractors make a deep economic contribution to the area. Couple the gas industry with a steady construction economy and the Silt area becomes a very attractive place to start a business.
A Small-Town Atmosphere with Room to Grow
Silt is cozy but thriving and boasts all that is best about small-town America. Stop by and see why Silt is a place where you can make an impact, make a living or simply make a lifelong friend.
A Vibrant History
The Silt area has a dynamic past. From the Fremont and Ute tribes to the current oil and gas boom, Silt has a rich historical tradition. Read more on our Silt History Page.
Silt Quick Facts
- Located in Garfield County, Colorado.
- The community was named for the region's fine soil.
- The latitude of Silt is 39.548N. The longitude is -107.655W.
- Silt is in the Mountain Standard time zone.
- Elevation is 5,456 feet.
- The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,094.
- Climate: Four Seasons
- Summer Temperatures: 70-90 degrees with low humidty
- Winter Temperatures: 25-40 degrees