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Address: Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

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Downtown Views

We thank others who posted on TripAdvisor about this opportunity to overlook downtown; we would not have known about it otherwise. The route we drove from the downtown began on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 July 2016
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We thank others who posted on TripAdvisor about this opportunity to overlook downtown; we would not have known about it otherwise. The route we drove from the downtown began on East College Drive, continued up hill to the traffic circle where we took the second right onto Ft. Lewis Drive, and proceed straight onto Rim Drive. We followed Rim Drive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Reading the reviews here we gather there is a Rim Trail hike and a scenic drive called the Campus Loop. We did the loop following Rim Drive which encircles the Fort Lewis College campus. There are nice views of Durango and surrounding mountains. You can also visit the attractive Fort Lewis College campus.

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cinti
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We like to drive around the towns we visit, so we drove up to the college. Has great views of the town, the train coming in and watched a storm come in.

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This is a short loop, easy drive which has a pullout for looking over Durango and the entire region. When the sun is out, expect some beautiful long view pictures with downtown immediately below you. This was also recommended by the Tourist Info Center. Takes about half an hour for viewing, or a lot less just driving past the overlook.

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

took a ride up to the campus and loved the area. Be aware of whats around you. We saw two year old bear running along the hill.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This is a spot I recommend when you are in the area. Might take 30 minutes of your time. You get a nice view of downtown and area. Get some good pics ( our panoramic turned out nice). Walk around a little and that is about it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We did part of this trail and it was awesome! Great views of the city and surrounding mountains/river!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

If you haven't already done a lot of walking then this trail offers a nice view of downtown and is good for a morning or evening stroll.

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Claremore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Whether you go to a graduation or not - whether you have business on the campus or not - whether you know anyone in Durango or not - you have just Got to Check Out the marvelous view atop Fort Lewis College! Wow! My husband and I were blessed to be practically the only ones up there, the evening before... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

If I could go back in time to do college all over again, this would be my choice. It's gorgeous up here and you can see forever. Love it!

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