Welcome to Silverthorne

A relaxed community filled with art and culture

Located north of the Dillon Reservoir, Silverthorne is the arts hub of Colorado. Once a hideaway for artists to pursue their craft, today, Silverthorn is a happening enclave filled with art, music, culture, and a great love for the outdoors. The town retains its small-town roots, and residents here greatly value community. Yet, there’s also lots of great development providing ample amenities to the area. 

Silverthorne marries art and adventure and sits in the heart of Summit County. It’s just moments away from the adrenaline-filled mountain resorts that Colorado is famous for, as well as beautiful nature trails right outside your door. Silverthorne sits on the Dillon Reservoir, allowing for ample boating, paddleboarding, and other water recreation.

What to Love

  • A thriving arts and culture scene
  • Beautiful mountain scenery
  • Ample ways to explore the Rocky Mountains
  • A central location to the famous mountain resorts

Local Lifestyle

Silverthorne has a rustic elegance that is classically Colorado. It’s filled with rugged peaks, winding mountain trails, and countless ways to explore the outdoors. It is also home to many artists and musicians, creating a beautiful community filled with creativity and expression. Silverthorne is the perfect spot for anyone looking for elegance, adventure, or to get in touch with their creative side.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Silverthorn has a great dining and shopping scene filled with locally owned, eclectic options. Bluebird Marketplace is the perfect spot to gather with the community in Silverthorne. This eclectic food hall serves creations from critically acclaimed local and regional chefs in a modern industrial space. Sunshine Cafe is the perfect way to start or end the day. The cafe offers classic American dishes like burgers and sandwiches, as well as popular all-day breakfast.

Mint Steakhouse offers a fun night out with grill-it-yourself steaks and seafood in a cozy, casual atmosphere. The interior decor brings to life classic Colorado living and a taste of the wild west. Italian pizza and pasta are the stars of the show at Sauce on the Blue. The restaurant features a casual yet elegant atmosphere and a stunning patio with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Fishing is a favorite pastime in Silverthorn, and Cutthroat Anglers has everything you need to enjoy this hobby. Cutthroat Anglers offers guided trips, fishing supplies, and comprehensive fishing reports to help you have the best day possible on the water.

The Outlets at Silverthorne offer luxury and high-end shopping brands at the best prices. The outlets include brands like Calvin Klein, Coach, Lucky Brand, Tesla, and more.

Things to Do

Silverthorne has a thriving arts scene, and there are many ways to enjoy the culture and community here. Theater SilCo is a performing arts theatre that offers comedy shows, musicals, plays, and entertainment of all types. There are also classes for both children and adults in various theatre disciplines.

Art Spot Silverthorne Makerspace is the perfect spot to try your hand at creativity and learn from the masters. The Makerspace offers classes for all ages, as well as resident artists selling their creations and public events for the community. In the summer, the Silverthorne Art Festival comes alive at the base of the Gore Range, with hundreds of artisanal vendors selling arts and crafts of all kinds.

The warmer months are perfect for spending time outside and appreciating nature. Silvana’s Community Garden offers community space for families and neighbors to garden together and grow their own food. The garden also offers education and classes for the public. Another way to enjoy the outdoors is fishing in the Blue River. The Blue River runs through Silverthorne, making it the perfect place to cast a line and find tonight’s dinner.

The Raven Golf Course at Three Peaks is continuously voted the best mountainous course in Colorado. Designed by Tom Lehman and Michael Hurdzan with Dana Fry, the course is exciting, filled with unique challenges, and the perfect way to soak up the Colorado sunshine. 


Silverthorne is served by Summit School District RE-1, a highly-rated school district.

Overview for Silverthorne, CO

4,520 people live in Silverthorne, where the median age is 49.9 and the average individual income is $55,759. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Silverthorne, CO

Silverthorne has 1,792 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Silverthorne do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,520 people call Silverthorne home. The population density is 1,112.85 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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