We are flying into Albuquerque, NM from Dallas on 8/4 and then renting a car and driving to Durango, with our departure being on 8/10 back to NM. Our desire is to stay in and/or around Durango (specifically the SW part of Colorado). Any advice/tips on the following would be greatly appreciated:
1) Good rental car company.
2) Reasonable ($100-150 per night) place to stay in and/or around Durango.
3) Places to eat in SW Colorado.
4) Activities to do and/or avoid - we are planning on doing the Silverton train ride and possibly going river rafting. We also are thinking of going to Mesa Verde.