I am trying to plan 6 nights trip to Colorado. This is the high level plan for now and have not booked any hotels yet. Looking for your comments:
Day1: Alamosa -> Drive from Dallas to Alamosa. Stay over night.
Day2: Durango -> Visit Great Sand Dunes NP and head to Durango. Want to visit Mesa Verde NP if we have time left.
Day3: Durango -> Take the train ride to Silverton. Ride back by bus.
Day4: Denver -> Would like to take Million Dollar Hwy and visit Black Canyon NP on our way to Denver. Should we take this route? How long will it take?
Day5: Denver -> Visit Rocky Mountain NP.
Day6: Denver -> Visit Pike's peak. May be the Train ride.
Day7: Head back to Texas.
We have a 5 year and a 14 year old driving with us. We generally dont do lot of hiking and would like quick stops and drive in the NPs.