Will be in SW Colorado August 8-12, traveling with my husband and teenage son. We're driving from Dallas, through Albuquerque to Durango. Spending 2 nights in Durango (Doubletree) and 3 nights in Ouray (Box Canyon Lodge.) We're really looking forward to the trip and I've already made non-refundable reservations for a 1/2 day rafting trip with Mild2Wild in Durango (the mild one.) Looking at the weather reports, it appears the area has been getting more rain / thunderstorms than usual.
Should we be concerned about the weather? We plan to spend a good bit of our second day at Mesa Verde, then drive from there up to Telluride and around to Ouray. We would like to take a jeep tour one day, but I've hesitated to make any more reservations, due to the weather forecast. I read somewhere that the drive between Ouray and Durango on 550 is easier going south, so planned to travel that way on the way back.
Any advice from local experts would be welcome.