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Why Adventure Education is so suited to Durango, CO-even Outside Magazine says so…

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Animas River Valley

Animas River Valley near Durango    Photographer: Greentheory

Durango, Colorado

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Think of it as a border town. It has Southwest underpinnings—Mesa Verde National Park is only 47 miles to the west—but because it sits in the lush Animas River Valley, it serves as the geographic and cultural link between high desert and high country. A thousand miles of mountain-biking trails surround the city (pop. 16,900), the largest wilderness area in Colorado is just to the north (500,000-acre Weminuche Wilderness), two ski resorts are an easy drive away, and the paddle-friendly Animas flows almost down Main Street. At night, four local craft breweries appease the nearly 4,000 students at Fort Lewis College.

Outside Magazine, October 2011

The powpow has started to fall!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

In the last two weeks, we have seen dustings of snow in the high country around Durango, CO!  Although the snow has come and gone, it is a signal of the winter sports activities to come here in the Adventure Ed program at Fort Lewis College.  Winter semester classes being offered for 2011 include telemark skiing, winter expedition skills, and mountaineering to complement the courses of teaching methods for Adventure Educators, Philosophy and Theory of Adventure Education, Organization and Administration of Adventure Education, and Adventure Education Practicum. 

ADVISING WILL BEGIN IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS!!  Dates will be provided to AE students via the listserv, as well as being posted here once our meeting dates have been firmed up later this week.  Faculty and staff look forward to meeting with all our majors, and expect to see new students coming into the program as well.  Please call or email the Office Manager, JC Perteet at (970)247-6383 if you have questions!