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Map & Directions

Plan Your Visit Map & Directions
Driving Directions

The Center of Southwest Studies is located on Fort Lewis College campus on the mesa overlooking Durango, Colorado.

From Highway 160 West (Cortez) or Highway 160 East (Bayfield)

  • Head NORTH on HWY 550 (Camino Del Rio)
  • Take a RIGHT (EAST) at College Drive/6th Street (stoplight)
  • Continue straight on College Drive which turns into Goeglein Gulch Road
  • Go through roundabout and exit WEST onto Fort Lewis Drive
  • Take the next LEFT and first RIGHT and the center is straight ahead

From Highway 550 North (Silverton)

  • Take Highway 550 SOUTH until you get to the intersection of Highway 550 (Camino del Rio) and Main Avenue (Just past Burger King)
  • Veer RIGHT onto Camino del Rio (Highway 550)
  • Turn LEFT on College Drive/6th Street (second stoplight)
  • Continue straight on College Drive which turns into Goeglein Gulch Road
  • Go through roundabout and exit WEST onto Fort Lewis Drive
  • Take the next LEFT and first RIGHT and the center is straight ahead
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Parking

CSWS Members get free parking! Be sure to obtain a permit from the Main office or the Delaney Library reference desk.

Parking permits are required for all vehicles on campus during regular business hours from September to April.

Summer parking is free!


Daily and Temporary Parking Permits

  • Daily permit machines are located on Fort Lewis Drive between East 8th Avenue and Goeglein Gulch Road; and East 8th Avenue on the "front hill" leading to Fort Lewis College. Both locations are at the information display boards and accept both credit/debit cards and cash.
  • Parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Daily Permits are also available at Aspen Hall or at the Cashier's Window in Berndt Hall
  • Temporary permits and permits for special circumstances are available at Aspen Hall.
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Hours

Admission is free!

Winter Hours

Gallery:
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm or by appointment

Library/Archives:
Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm or by appointment
* Open until 7 pm every second Wednesday of the month

Map & Directions

Purchase parking passes at kiosks located at Fort Lewis College Information signs near entrances to campus

Address

Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Contact Us

Phone Numbers

Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Special Collections Library: 970-247-7135
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970.382.6951
Museum: 970-382-6980