Just returned from the Durango-Silverton area of Colorado and enjoyed it greatly. In fact started pondering pulling up stakes from the great white north called Minnesota and relocating in that general area. Given a 5 day vacation is a far cry from living somewhere, but intrigued enough to begin investigating the possibilities. Retired, so work is not an issue. What can the collective tell me about the winters, cost of living, and general vibe of the area? Thanks in advance.