I think you will find 5 days enough to do the 3 towns. In Durango, we always enjoyed strolling the downtown area and usually spend a day doing that. To drive from Durango to Silverton and spend some time sight seeing, then on to Ouray, 1 day. Once in Ouray you have the Hot Springs and strolling around town. There are several short hikes including Box Canyon Falls. I highly recommend a 4x4 tour. We always go with Switzerland of America. They are great and their modified vehicles are completely open so you can get the full picture. Yankee Boy Basin is very pretty and Engineer Pass is fun too. I think you will also find yourself spending some time just sitting and taking in the scenery.
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