DURANGO AND OURAY
Bulow's Bistro at the Beaumont Hotel. Roast chicken, grilled salmon, steaks; off historic hotel's lobby. $$; lunch and dinner daily. 505 Main St., Ouray; 970/325-7050.
Cyprus Café. Greek and Italian dishes in a Victorian house. $$$; lunch and dinner daily. 725 E. Second Ave., Durango; 970/385-6884.
Jean Pierre Bakery. Lovely French pastries. Closed Sun. 601 Main Ave., Durango; 970/385-0122.
Leland House and Rochester Hotel. Two inns with large rooms, across street from each other. From $149, including breakfast. 721 E. Second, Durango; www.rochesterhotel.com or 800/664-1920.
Mouse's Chocolates. Coffee and sweets. 520 Main St., Ouray; 877/793-7447.
Wiesbaden Hot Springs Spa & Lodgings. Low-frills lodge over natural hot springs with vapor cave and outdoor pool. From $120. 625 Fifth St., Ouray; www.wiesbadenhotsprings.com or 970/325-4347.
BUENA VISTA And SALIDA
First Street Cafe. Barbecued ribs and steak in historic building downtown. $$. 137 E. First St., Salida; 719/539-4759.
K's Dairy Delite. Roadside stand with burgers and ice cream. 223 S. U.S. 24, Buena Vista; 719/395-8695.