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Fort Lewis makes the most of its Durango location

Outside Magazine loves Durango. That's why in the magazine's October 2011 feature "Best Places to Live," they call Durango the "Next Big Thing." Who can blame them?

At Fort Lewis College, though, it's not news that Durango is a big thing. Durangoans love big peaks, high water, deep canyons, and powder days. But Durango wouldn't be that "best place" without Fort Lewis College's vibrant, youthful energy that keeps this historic town cutting cultural fresh tracks all year round.

That's also why FLC has shaped programs to make the most of our "best place" location:

Outdoor Pursuits truly represents the Colorado spirit at Fort Lewis College. The program houses an expansive variety of outdoor gear for its members to use, and offers as many as 20 river, skiing, and backpacking trips per semester, as well as frequent clinics, movies, and guided outings for all skill levels. The program also maintains an alpine cabin deep in the San Juan Mountains. 

The Adventure Education major prepares students for professional positions in school and college outdoor programs, with non-profit and commercial outdoor education organizations, and with therapeutic adventure, environmental, and community recreation programs. The program extends the definition of "classroom" to include the peaks, rivers, forests, and canyonlands of southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners region.

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