Silver Mountain

Silver Mountain was once known as Dike Mountain, but that changed in some circles in the late 1870’s when gold and silver were discovered on different parts of the mountain. There are still a couple of mining claims outstanding, but hardly any ore has been taken from the mountain in the last fifty years.

Silver Mountain is located in Huerfano County, Colorado. The northeastern half of the mountain is owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), while the southwestern half is a consolidation of “school land.”