Silt, in addition to the neighboring towns of Rifle & New Castle, are part of the Garfield Re-2 School District.

Cactus Valley Elementary is located in the town of Silt, with high school & middle school students going to either Coal Ridge High School & Riverside Middle School in New Castle or Rifle High School & Rifle Middle School in Rifle.

Elementary PK – 5
(970) 665-7850
222 Grand Ave.
Silt, CO 81652

High School 9 – 12
(970) 665-6700
35947 Highway 6
New Castle, CO 81647

Middle School 5 – 8
(970) 665-7800
215 Alder Avenue
New Castle, CO 81650

Middle School 5-8
(970) 665-7900
753 Railroad Avenue
Rifle, CO 81650



Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction is 63 miles west of Silt and offers a wide variety of courses and areas of study including business administration, civil engineering, graphic design and many more.


Colorado Mountain College’s  Rifle campus is only eight miles from Silt and offers many courses, degree programs, and certificates including business administration, chemistry and even welding. CMC’s Glenwood Springs campus is 18 miles east of the town and offers criminal justice, psychology, nursing, photography, design and more.