We are taking a 10 day family vacation in late July with our two boys (2 and 4). We are starting from Denver and want to check out Durango, Telluride and Crested Butte. I would love itinerary and lodging suggestions. We love outdoor activities, but will of course be limited with what we can do with the kids. Price range for lodging is medium to high (I'm finding many smaller places are already booked).
Based on research I've already done I'm thinking:
Drive Denver to Durango (stop for a night along the way--maybe car camp). Any suggestions on where to stop?
Spend 2 nights in Durango with a visit to Mesa Verde one day and do the train the next day (take train one way and bus the other). Is this too much to do? Any suggestions on lodging?
Spend 2 nights in Ouray with a day trip to Telluride (I've always wanted to check it out).
Spend 4 nights in Crested Butte. Suggestions for lodging--either hotel or condo?
Thanks in advance for any advice!