During April 2020 I made it to Silverton Colorado, the only town in San Juan County with 600 hundred people living there year-round. Once a mining town, it now relies on tourism. The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, in the high season it brings thousands of people per day.
In winter, not so much. It is hard to reach, with a small, rugged and only expert skiing resort, Silverton is a picturesque « ski bums » paradise with bus graveyard and a single old chair lift. Fifteen to twenty people work for the ski station operating heli-skiing, backcountry terrain, slopes, path and road access.