Summer or winter, Durango is nothing short of delightful. It’s one of those archetypal old Colorado mining towns, filled with graceful hotels, Victorian-era saloons and mountains as far as the eye can see. If the town alone doesn’t whet your appetite, dip into Durango’s goody bag of adventures to get the glands really salivating. Meander through the historic district and listen for a shrill whistle, then watch the steam billow as the old train pulls in. Rent a bicycle and explore the trails, or get out the skis and head up the road for mile upon mile of powdery white bowls and tree-lined glades.