The Good Medicine Confluence
unfolds on the beautiful Ft. Lewis College campus atop a mesa high above the historic little arts town of Durango, Colorado, at the foot of the San Juans and Rocky Mountains. The site is praised for its native flora landscaping, friendly staff, and environmental, Native American and Hispanic cultural centers. Classes and workshops are held in indoor lecture halls, art rooms, and large outdoor event tents.
Nearly all of this region is either native reservation or national forest, including the Uncompahgre, Gunnison, Rio Grande and San Juan. The western third is the most accessible, with many exploration and camping possibilities close to the San Juan Skyway, along roads CO145 and US550, with over 200 miles of dramatic winding roads that pass the old mining centers of Silverton, Ouray and Telluride. Silverton is the norther terminus of the historic Durango & Silverton Railway, a steam train that you can book excursions on that follows the scenic forested Animas Gorge.
There are an unlimited number of hiking trails for plant walks either before or after the Confluence. As you make your trip schedule, we suggest you arrange for extra time to take in and enjoy the stunning beauty and biodiversity of the Four-Corners region –– unquestionably the true “lands of enchantment”!