About Durango, Colorado

Downtown Durango, Colorado

There are lots of reasons you'll love Fort Lewis College.

Because here, you're driving distance from Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City -- but a world away.

Because the FLC campus is set on a mesa above the scenic Animas River Valley, between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. Here, biking, hiking, boating, running, skiing, or just enjoying a beautiful view are all right at your doorstep.

Because when you're done studying, there's Durango. FLC's hometown is a thriving cultural center rich in music, sports, arts, theatre, films, festivals, and community events. Several scenic trails connect town and campus, and city bus service is free with an FLC ID.

And because at Fort Lewis College, getting outdoors is a way of life -- and a way of learning.

Our location between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest mean endless opportunities for unique and powerful learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Whatever your calling, our faculty will prepare you for success by using what's around you as valuable and meaningful living classrooms.

See what your experience at Fort Lewis College can be like. And find out how we can help make your education affordable.

Getting around is easy.

Walking and biking
A paved bike and walking path follows the Animas River, and several scenic trails connect town and campus.

Public transportation
City bus service to and from campus is free with your FLC ID. For more information visit the Durango Transit website.

Regional Bus Transportation is available five days per week to and from campus and seven days per week from the Durango Transit Center with Roadrunner Stage Lines

Go wild.

The Four Corners region is home to:

For more information visit the Durango Tourism website.

Winter rocks!

Purgatory Resort, Wolf Creek Ski Area, Telluride Ski Resort, and Taos Ski Valley are all within easy drives, and backcountry
skiing, world-class ice climbing, and snowshoeing are all nearby. For more information visit our Ski Areas page.