This will be my husband and my 4th trip to Durango and we love it. Our problem is we love hiking in the area so much and we spend 25 hrs in the car getting there it's hard to think of taking long day trips. We've spent the night in Mesa Verde in the past and are planning another overnight. Next we'll drive to Ouray. Do you think we need more than one night to fully enjoy the area? Also, everything I've read about the drive betw Silverton and Ouray (SCARES ME). Is it really that bad??? We'll be traveling in late Sept. so you can see I'm scared even without snow concerns (I'm sure some of you are smiling right now). And, which would be less intimidating Silverton to Ouray or Ouray to Silverton. We've driven Durango to Silverton. How does that drive compare? Thanks for your suggestions!