Hi! My boyfriend and I are traveling to Durango in early May. We are flying into Denver and driving to Durango. We will be leaving Denver early Wednesday and must arrive back in Denver by noon on Saturday, so we won't have a lot of time. What do you recommend as "must sees" in such a short time? Neither of us have been to this area before, and we are both adventurous.
From what I have read, we are planning on driving to Durango via 550 (the scenic route) and stopping at Ouray and Silverton (and maybe a detour to Telluride?) on the way. We were then thinking about going to Mesa Verde on Thursday. We would like to ride the train but don't know if it would be the best way to spend such a short time. We also would like to hike and possibly horseback ride or raft (if trips run on the river in early May). My boyfriend is also interested in the hot springs
What would you recommend to someone who only had 3 days to spend in the area?