Peak Experiences at FLC

Peak Experiences

Start at the summit

One of the best ways to start out college life is through participation in one of our Peak Experiences. Whether it's hiking through the San Juan mountain range, engaging in cultural activities, or getting a head start on your education, this will be an amazing way to begin your academic adventure at FLC. We have three different Peak Experiences. Native Skyways to Success, JumpStart and Summit the San Juans. See below for details on each program.

Registration for Peak Experiences opens Spring 2022. Spots fill up quickly for these amazing programs so reserve your spot TODAY!

Native Skyway to Success: The Native First Year Experience (NS2S)

NS2S participants will interact with peers from multiple tribal communities. Over 170 tribal nations are represented at Fort Lewis College from as far north as the Arctic Circle to the Southern reaches of the eastern seaboard.  You will build community through experiential development, and focus on building academic capital within the College community so that your first year of college is a success.

More about NS2S

When: August 2022
Where: Campus
Number of students: 50
Student cost: $100


Excited about starting college, and want to make sure you’re really prepared? JumpStart gets you ready to jump right in – you’ll be all settled before the semester even begins.

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When: August 2022
Where: Campus
Number of students: 40
Student cost: $50

Summit the San Juans

Start your college career off with an exhilarating backpacking trip through the rugged and beautiful San Juan Mountains.  Your new backyard is full of alpine meadows, trout filled lakes, deep forests, and jagged high peaks, so why not explore it with a group of your new peers?  This backcountry experience is led by student leaders who have been trained in wilderness first aid, Leave-No-Trace ethics and group facilitation skills.

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When: August 21-25, 2022
Where: Weminuche Wilderness Area, San Juan Mountains
Number of students: 80
Student cost: $300

Float the San Juan

This 4-day rafting trip will take you down the San Juan River in Utah’s canyon country. Float below the goosenecks while experiencing white water rapids, wildlife, and Ancient Puebloen archeological sites. This trip is the perfect way to make a new group of friends while traveling down river.

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When: August 22-25, 2022
Where: San Juan River - Upper section from Bluff to Mexican Hat, UT
Number of students: 20
Student cost: $350