Don't know much about the college itself but Durango is an awesome little town. Tons of skiing around but summers there are awesome too. Sick rivers for fly fishing and kayaking like the Animas and San Juan and a ton of climbing/ mountain biking in the area. Plus, you miss all the crowds from the front range/ Denver area. I go to school at CU now and wish I'd looked into Fort Lewis a little more when making my decision.