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How to Durango for Fort Lewis College Visitors

How to Durango for Fort Lewis College Visitors
3 days

Whether you're in town scoping out Fort Lewis College or have already applied and can't wait to discover Durango, here's a three-day itinerary to get you acquainted with southwest Colorado's gem.

Sustainability Activity

Participate in Local First:

While visiting Durango, support Local First member businesses while shopping, dining and drinking to keep those mom-and-pop vibes going.

Day 1
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Mild To Wild Rafting & Jeep Trail Tours

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Experience CO white water rafting with Mild to Wild, the whitewater experts for 25 years. Discover mild, medium... Read More

Lunch

2nd Deli & Spirits

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With delicious and affordable cocktails, wine by the glass, and a lengthy list of canned and draft beers the bar has something for everyone. Come on down and join us for a sandwich and if you feel... Read More
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Hike the SkySteps

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Go from town to the sky on this 500-step staircase from Durango to the Fort Lewis College campus.
Dinner

El Moro Spirits & Tavern

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El Moro sources meats, produce & beverages from local and regional partners whenever possible.  Local beers, spirits & meats are always on the menu!

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Check out the Durango Calendar

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There's always something happening in Durango, from concerts in the park to night bazaars. Check out the Durango events calendar to find out what's going down while you're in town.
Lodging

Rochester Hotel

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The Rochester Hotel provides unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton Railroad. Stay in... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Carver Brewing Company

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Since 1986, Carvers has offered Durango the very best in food and beer. Read More
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Visit Purgatory Resort

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A mere 25-minute drive from downtown Durango, enjoy summertime in the mountains with your free day pass to Purgatory Resort when you book a campus tour at Fort Lewis College! You can ride an alpine coaster, zipline and more.
Lunch

Purgy's Restaurant

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Serving breakfast, lunch, apres ski & dinner.  Pancakes & eggs for breakfast, burgers, chicken tenders, salad bar, soups & appetizers. Dinner menu features steak & pasta. Kid's menu. Full... Read More

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Explore Downtown Durango

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Walk the River Trail before exploring the locally owned businesses that call downtown Durango home.
Dinner

Ore House Restaurant

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Tradition, history, rustic elegance.

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Ska Brewing Company

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Sip on one of our sudsy brews at this spot that's been open since 1995

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Rochester Hotel

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The Rochester Hotel provides unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton Railroad. Stay in... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Bread

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Fresh homemade breads, pastries, cookies and deli sandwiches served daily in this popular bakery - a gathering spot for breakfast and lunch. From whole wheat to rye, and from ginger snaps to scones... Read More
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Hike the Colorado Trail

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Hike from Junction Creek to Gudy's Rest on this local-favorite eight-mile trail with stunning views.
Lunch

Zia Taqueria (North)

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We believe in simple, tasteful, authentic food with an atmosphere and price that feels good, warms the soul, and reminds you that some of the better things in life are quite simple.  Eat well. ... Read More

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Finish Your Shopping

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Grab last-minute gifts for relatives and friends with one last look around Durango's unique shops.
Dinner

Steamworks Brewing Co.

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Steamworks Brewing Co. offers much more than just award-winning craft beer. Our "gastropub" fare includes regional meats and sustainable seafood. Healthy salads, delicious pizzas and spicy... Read More

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Play Trivia

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Get your think on at the Powerhouse Science Center's Pub Trivia Night before hitting the hay.
Lodging

Rochester Hotel

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The Rochester Hotel provides unique historic accommodations in the heart of downtown Durango, walking distance to shops, restaurants, activities and the Durango-Silverton Railroad. Stay in... Read More