One of the reasons Durango is a great town to visit is Fort Lewis College.
A public, four-year, liberal arts college with students enrolled from 48 states, 20 countries, and more than 120 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, Fort Lewis College offers an individualized education through small classes instructed by caring and attentive faculty. Most of our students are outdoors enthusiasts. After classes, they head to the nearby mountains, rivers, deserts, and canyons. Cycling is Fort Lewis’ top sport, with 14 national championships, 10 of those in mountain biking.
Fort Lewis' 3,746 students brings the youthful energy that characterizes all college towns. Experience the vibe by tuning into KDUR, the college’s radio station, at 91.9 and 93.9 FM. Those who venture "up the hill" will discover exciting and entertaining things to do -- including gallery exhibitions, concerts, recitals, films, lectures, and plays. To find out what’s happening on campus, check the event calendar at Fort Lewis College.
Approach campus via Goeglein Gulch. "The Greeters," a trio of stone monoliths at the college's entrance, will point you in the right direction. While you're on campus, be sure take in the “postcard view” of historic Durango and its surrounding valley and mountains by walking the Rim Trail or cruising Rim Drive, the road encircling the campus perimeter. McPherson Chapel, along the rim, is a favorite picnicking spot. Campus visitors also admire the college’s distinctive Mesa Verde-style architecture, numerous public art installations, and the Hesperus Peace Park. You can preview a campus walking tour online at Fort Lewis College. Tours for prospective students are offered daily at 10 a.m.. Make a reservation at http://www.fortlewis.edu/visit.