As part of our Ouray/Telluride trip, we decided to travel south through Silverton and Durango (for a research trip).From Telluride to Mountain Village, CO, there is a free public transportation system--the only one of its kind in the world--a gondola ride over the mountain! The boys loved it. Ouray, nestled on all sides by steep, pictorial mountain cliffs, is GORGEOUS. The famed train that travels between Silverton and Durango Silverton is a quaint little touristy town famous for ore mining of yore and the Silverton train. Link with a Lynx! Wildlife museum in Durango We LOVED Durango! So much that we want to live there. No joke.