Isn't Hesperus out on 550 outside of Durango? I'm pretty sure I passed it on a drive, but I didn't see any lifts spinning and nobody there.
No, no. Hesperus is on US 160 West of Durango. Coming down from Purgatory, you probably didn't go by it. Ouray City, Silverton, Kendall Mountain, and Chapman Hill are all small areas at least sometimes-operational near the 550. And there are a few tiny long-abandoned ski hills... I'm not sure which one you would have noticed on this drive.That's the one!