Community Visioning

Kendall Mountain Recreation Area  

In the fall of 2017, the Town of Silverton conducted a series of community visioning sessions and online surveys to develop a vision for the future of Kendall Mountain Recreation Area (KMRA), a Town owned and operated park and ski area. Subsequently, the Town Council approved a Request for Proposals for a viability study, and a firm called SE Group was hired to complete the project. The study, released in November 2018, confirmed a basis for expanding skiing and other four season recreational opportunities on Kendall Mountain. In June of 2019, per the request of the Town Council, a Kendall Mountain Recreation Area Master Plan Committee (KMRAMPC) was formed to conduct further research and make recommendations to the Town Trustees on the KMRA master planning effort. This citizen advisory group is currently spearheading a Request for Information (RFI) process to explore the possibilities and gauge interest from potential partners who can help carry the community’s vision for KMRA forward. The RFI and viability study are posted below along with other documentation of the process to date. For more information visit or email


KMRA Request for Information

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* The Town of Silverton is seeking information from parties interested in partnering with the Town to develop Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, a town owned and operated park and ski area, into a robust four season recreational amenity. More information and Request For Information materials can be picked up at Silverton Town Hall (1360 Greene Street, Silverton, CO 81433), are available for download at and, or may be requested by emailing Responses must be received by close of business on Friday, July 17, 2020.


KMRA Master Plan Request for Information - February 2020

KMRAMPC Memo to Town Trustees 2.10.20


KMRA Master Plan Grant Applications

DOLA Grant Request

GOCO Grant Request


KMRA Viability Study

KMRA Viability Assessment (Final) - November 2018

KMRA Viability Assessment PowerPoint Presentation 11.8.18

Video of KMRA Informational Meeting 11.8.18

SE Group Viability Study Proposal


Community Surveys

Community Survey Results - KMRA Viability Assessment

Silverton School Student Survey Results

Community Survey Results


KMRAMPC Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The KMRAMPC meets every 1st Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am and every 3rd Tuesday at 3:30 pm, with additional meetings as needed. Due to COVID-19, meetings are being held via video webinar until further notice. Log in instructions will be included on each agenda, and members of the public are welcome to tune in to observe. 

Meeting Agenda 4.7.20

Meeting Agenda 3.31.20

Meeting Minutes 3.17.20

Meeting Minutes 3.3.20

Meeting Minutes 2.18.20

Meeting Minutes 2.4.20

Meeting Minutes 1.21.20

Meeting Minutes 1.7.20

Meeting Minutes 12.17.20

Meeting Minutes 12.3.19

Meeting Minutes 11.19.19

Meeting Minutes 11.5.19

Meeting Minutes 10.22.19

Meeting Minues 10.1.19

Meeting Minutes 8.27.19

Meeting Minutes 7.23.19

Meeting Minutes 6.26.19


Silverton Area Trails Plan

After public meetings about Kendall Mountain Recreation Area uncovered considerable community interest in trails, the Town of Silverton began hosting trails visioning sessions in February 2018 with a goal of gathering information on existing non-motorized trails in San Juan County, as well as ideas for new trail development. A Trails Task Force was then formed to develop a master plan, including representatives from Town of Silverton, San Juan County, San Juan Regional Planning Commission, San Juan Development Association, Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Studies Institute, Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run and Silverton Singletrack Society. The efforts of this group will inform a number of planning initiatives, including the San Juan County master plan, Kendall Mountain Recreation Area master plan, BLM Gunnison Field Office travel management plan, and USFS Columbine Ranger District recreation plan update. The draft 2019  Silverton Area Trails Plan was presented at a community meeting on December 17, 2018, and a month long public comment period followed. The plan was revised based on comments received, and a final version presented Town Trustees, County Commissioners and the San Juan Regional Planning Commission. The plan was approved unanimously at a joint special meeting of the Town and County with a public hearing on February 27, 2019.


2019 Silverton Area Trails Plan

2019 Silverton Area Trails Plan - Final (pdf download)

Presentation of 2019 Silverton Area Trails Plan to Town Trustees (2/11/19, starts at 1:10)

Interactive Online Map 

Draft of 2019 Silverton Area Trails Plan (pdf download) 

Results of Public Comment Survey


Maps of San Juan County with Compiled Data from Community Visioning Sessions

Map of Quadrant 1

Map of Quadrant 2

Map of Quadrant 3

Map of Quadrant 4 


Community Meetings

Video of Community Open House & Draft Plan Presenation (12/17/18)

Video of Community Visioning Session #2 (5/8/18)

Video of Community Visioning Session #1 (2/27/18)

Presentation by Anthony Edwards (2/27/18)

2004 Silverton Area Trails Plan