We are going to be at Pagosa Springs Fairfield Resort at Colorado Springs for 1 week next August. Will fly into Colorado Springs. Would like to spend 2 weeks in the area. The week that we are not at the resort, I would like to visit the Royal Gough, Sand Dunes NP, Mesa Verde, and drive down to Santa Fe. Any suggestions of itenerary is welcome. What is the best route to cover all these places without backtacking. Can we drive from Durango to Silverton by car? How long is the return journey. Don't want to spend a lot of money on the train ride as we have 5 in the family. How about the Royal Gough, what is the best way of seeing it?