Silverton, Colorado: Christ of the Mines16 feet tall, made of 12 tons of marble. Since it was erected in the late 1950s, this good-deeds Jesus has been credited with keeping the body count low in several local mine disasters.
- County Road 6, Silverton, CO
- West of town in a stand of pine trees on a hillside. Drive west of town on US 550, then take the first right onto an unmarked gravel road. Drive three-quarters of a mile to the statue.
Visitor Tips and News About Christ of the Mines
There is a glass-topped box on which you can leave written notes/prayers at the Christ of the Mines monument. The location gives a great view of the town below. When I was there it was super quiet, a nice stop for a moment of peace and reflection.[deb, 07/11/2010]
There is a white stone statue of Christ, overlooking the town of Silverton, Colorado. It's quite a large statue and stands in a grove of pine trees.
In the town of Silverton there are lots of tourist shops, and old buildings. Usually there is a gunfight about noon (Not to worry, it's staged).[Ann, 07/02/2007]
The statue is 16 feet tall and is made of 12 tons of marble. Since it was erected in the late 1950s, this good-deeds Jesus has been credited with keeping the body count low in several local mine disasters.