SMU Taos Facilities
Fort Burgwin supports a unique environment for learning. Though isolated inthe ruggedly beautiful terrain of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the fort facilities accommodate a wide range of educational and recreational pursuits.Located at an elevation of 7,400 feet within the Carson National Forest, Fort Burgwin lies near the juncture of two streams and is home to more than six different life zones supporting varied populations of plants and animals. Both natureand bicycle trails are located close by, as are several forest access roads and campsites.
The campus is located approximately eight miles south of Taos on New Mexico Highway 518.
The campus itself is comprised of twenty-four structures. Ten adobe dormitories (casitas), which house a total of 110 students. Each casita has a sleeping area with bunk beds and a closet and drawers for every student. Electrically heated,the casitas also include bath and shower facilities and a large common area witha wood-burning fireplace. Faculty members are housed in the rebuiltofficers quarters, Chalet, and in three adobe duplexes. The old fort houses classrooms and office space, while the open-air courtyards serve as gathering areas for classes and leisure activities. The newly constructed Wendorf Information Commons is home to the Fort Burgwin Library
and also contains a student computer lab. An archaeology laboratory, studio facilities, auditorium, and dining hall support the academic life of the campus. Also on campus are laundry facilities,tennis and basketball court, and a sand volleyball court.
Suggested equipment and supplies for your Fort Burgwin stay can be found here.
Should you require more information about group use of our facilities or any of the programs we offer, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and giving you the opportunity to discover SMU-IN-TAOS at Fort Burgwin.
Please note that our campus is not wheelchair accessible, as described in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990.
To get to Fort Burgwin, see our Getting There information.