My husband and I will be spending a week in Creede at a painting workshop starting the 1st wk of June 2014. Afterwards we would like to spend approx. 3 wks in Colorado. We're looking at Durango, Mesa verde, Telluride areas, not planning to go North to Denver etc. Please suggest your favorite 'don't miss' experiences, places etc in this general area of Colorado. Also, if you can recommend cabins or quiet places to stay where one might paint for 4-5 days, that would also be a great help.