An official army family and MWR Site

Outdoor Recreation Complex

CRSN-Outdoor-Recreation-Complex-750x421.jpg

The Outdoor Recreation Complex Equipment Checkout center is committed to ensure that our customers and employee's safety is maintained during this outbreak.

We will be taking the following precautions

  • Designated 6 ft. spaces throughout the building
  • Offering sanitizing wipes for customers
  • Staff will be using appropriate PPE
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized before customer pickup
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized upon being returned.

Army Outdoor Recreations worldwide turn 50 this year.  To celebrate we are holding a Photo Sweepstakes.

To enter the sweepstakes come on in to Outdoor Recreation to sign up.

Must have an Instagram account.


Follow us at Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook & Instagram for all of the latest and any program changes.

The Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation Complex is a multi-use recreation facility with a multitude of amenities and services. Discover your adventurous side with Army Outdoor Recreation (ODR) programs. Learn new skills, enjoy guided tours, or get the gear you need to explore the great outdoors on your own.

COVID Restrictions

  • According to the CDC, anyone who is not vaccinated, has only 1 dose or it has been less than 14 days since the second dose is required to wear a face covering while at Outdoor Recreation
  • Patrons must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building
  • Patrons are not to use the Outdoor Recreation facility if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19 of if they have come in contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19
Adventure Programs

Welcome to Fort Carson! We're here to help you enjoy all that the beautiful state of Colorado has to offer. Whether you're interested in skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice or rock climbing, snowmobiling, mountain biking hiking, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding we've got just the right thing for you. Fort Carson Adventure Programs is staffed with outdoor professionals and trip guides that provide personal instruction to individuals or groups looking for adventure in the Colorado wilderness.

Thank you and we hope to see you soon for all of your adventure needs.

Program Description Price
Outdoor Rock Climbing

6/19 Evening in the Garden

6/26 Turkey Rocks Crack Climbing

7/17 Evening in the Garden

7/18-7/19 Via Ferrata in Telluride

7/25 Red Rock Open Space

8/21 Evening in the Garden

9/4 11 Mile Canyon

9/11-9/12 Via Ferrata in Ouray

9/26 Turkey Rocks Crack Climbing

10/9 Shelf Road

10/16  11 Mile Canyon

11/6 Shelf Road

$45 - $225
Whitewater Rafting

6/12, 7/3, 7/17, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14

0700-1400

Must know how to swim well. Ages 8 and older.

$85
Ice Climbing

Coming Back when we are frozen!

 
Open Climb Nights Come climb with us every Friday & put your climbing skills to the test while learning from ODR's experts. Starts @ 1800; must be at ODR no later than 1830. FREE

Noon Time Fishing

Fishing at Townsend Res. from 1130 - 1300 on 6/30, 7/14, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22

$10

includes fishing pole & bait

Upper Cataract Lake Backpacking

7/10-7/11

Transportation, backpacking & camping equipment provided. 

$115

Mountain Bike

0800 - 1300 at Red Rock Open Space

6/19, 8/28, 9/4

1800 - 2000 PM Mountain Bike at Red Rock Open Space

6/30, 7/21, 8/10, 9/21 

$25
Hatchet Throwing 

7/23, 7/7, 7/28, 8/11 @ Iron Horse Park

1800-2000

$10
Indoor Climbing Clinics

Lead Climbing: 6/10, 7/8, 8/5, 9/9 @ Ivy Gym

Crack Climbing: 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23

$35
Disc Golf

6/9, 7/7, 7/14, 8/4, 8/18, 4/27

1800-2000

   $5
Stand up Paddle Board

6/5 

Includes transportation & all gear. Must know how to swim.  0800-1530

$65
SUP with your Pup

7/3

Includes all gear to include PFD for your pup. Meet at Pueblo State Park. 1000-1400

$45
SUP Yoga

8/21 

Includes all gear & Yoga instruction. Must know how to swim. Meet at Pueblo State Park. 1000-1400

$45
SUP on a Lazy River

8/23 

Includes transportation & all gear. Must know how to swim.  0800-1530

$65
Climbing Wall Orientation
6/17 @ Ivy Gym
7/1, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 9/2,  9/16, 9/30
All Classes held at ODR 1800 - 2000
$25
Water Adventure Day
7/24
We will bring all of our water equipment. Includes transportation
0800-1600
   $65
PT Options

Programs designed specifically as an alternative to PT for soldiers at Fort Carson, while allowing soldiers to experience the great outdoor recreation opportunities Colorado has to offer. 

  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing
$10 - $15 per soldier

 

 

Adventure Program Events:

 

Historical Geocaching at Fort Carson

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. 

Pieces to each Geocache Box:

  • Each Geocache has a historical info sheet in it. 
  • There are small items in each box, please take one and leave one.
  • There is also a sign in sheet, let us know you were there.
  • You can also take pictures and send them to Mountain Post Recreation Facebook page and we will share them. 

     

Coordinates

(1) 38.7377, -104.8070

(2) 38.7480, -104.7871

(3) 38.6098, -104.8850

(4) 38.7338, -104.7902

(5) 38.7316, -104.7975

(6) 38.7433, -104.7883

(7) 38.7477, -104.7922

(8) 38.7397, -104.7998

(9) 38-7433, -104.7612

(10) 38.7408, -104.7940

(11) 38.7628, -104.8052

(12) 38.7166, -104.8074

(13) 38.7190, -104.7973

(14) 38.7358, -104.7960

(15) 38.7443, -104.7700

(16) 38.6736, -104.7575

(17) 38.6816, -104.7663

 

Disc Golf Course:

ODR boasts a full 18-hole course. Tee box 1 is across the street from Outdoor Recreation, next to the Alpine Tower Fence. Course mostly heads towards Iron Horse park.

 

Follow Mountain Post Recreation on Facebook!

Equipment Checkout Center & Mountain Post Outfitters

Looking to rent some gear to start on your next adventure or make your special event happen? The Equipment Checkout Center is located in the Outdoor Recreation Complex and is the place to start!

Your choice of equipment for the mountains, birthday parties, or org day are available to rent at extremely reasonable rates. If you need to store a recreational vehicle, we've got three secure RV storage lots, located right next to our building, by Gate 20, and on the corner of Minnick & Nelson BLVD.

Camping on Fort Carson

Outdoor Recreation is now taking reservations for Camp Falcon, a primitive campground off of Wilderness Road.
 

Rental Rates

  Daily Weekend Weekly Monthly
Primitive RV* $25 $35 $100 $350
Primitive Tent $10 $15 $40 $250

*Price includes black water dump & water tank fill station at Outdoor Recreation Center during regular operating hours.

  • Primitive bathrooms available on site (one male, one female).
  • Permits are required and will be issued at the Outdoor Recreation Center, 7093 Specker Ave., Bldg. 2429. Call (719)526-1993 for details. 
  • Check for fire restrictions on: https://coloradosprings.gov/fire-department/page/outdoor-burning-guidelines

Spend your Summer Camping Adventures in Mountain Post Living style! Share your Fort Carson camping adventures on social media. Tag @mountainpostrecreation and @mountainpostliving with #mountainpostliving and #carsonmwr

View the Camp Falcon Campground Map by clicking here.

Iron Horse Park

IHP Map.jpg

• Limit 5-10 children on playgrounds at any given time.

• Ensure your children continue to physically distance, staying at least 6 feet from members of other households .

• Keep children off playgrounds when sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

• Avoid recreating in public spaces if anyone in your household is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

• Children over the age of 10 years are encouraged to wear cloth masks while recreating.

• Bring hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes to clean hands when soap and water is not available.

Iron Horse Park is officially open daily at sunrise and closed daily at sunset/last light.

  Day
Pavilion $25
Softball Field $15
Volleyball Court $5
Basketball Court $5

 

  • Softball Fields can be lined for tournament play for an additional $20 a day with at least 1 week notice.
  • The use of glass and alcoholic beverages except beer with special permitting is prohibited.

Park Features:

  • 5 pavilions
  • 3 playgrounds
  • 2 ball fields
  • 2 horseshoe pits
  • 1 sand volleyball court

 

Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ)

The Warrior Adventure Quest (WAQ) is a reintegration program to help Soldiers respond to stress and excitement following a major training or deployment. 

Promoting positive adrenaline responses, improving morale and communication, and developing trust and teamwork through adventure-based activities. 

This program is fully funded by the Department of the Army and MWR.
 

Activity

Availability

Description

Max # of attendees

Trap & Skeet Year round Shoot clay pigeons at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex's brand new course. 30
Woods Ball Paintball Year round Employ tactical maneuvers in this natural outdoor area 30
Ice Climbing January - March Climb up a frozen waterfall. 10
Go Kart Year Round Race everyone in your platoon around this indoor track 30
Whitewater Rafting May - August

Raft Bighorn Sheep Canyon

**Must be able to swim well**

30
Zip Line Year Round Zip through the mountains of Manitou Springs. 30
Inflatable Kayaking August-September Control your own boat down the river. 10
Rock Climbing Year Round Ascend rock formations around Colorado Springs 30

 

Eligibility

  • Available only for soldiers and their platoons.
  • Conducted at platoon level
  • Must be executed within the first 120 days of returning from a major training or deployment
  • Each platoon is allowed one WAQ program per reset cycle
  • Must be conducted during a duty day
  • Full-day adventure program followed with a Leader-Led After Action Debrief (L-LAAD)
  • Completion of mandatory post activity survey

MOST BRIGADES AT FORT CARSON ARE ELIGIBLE! 

CONTACT ERIN JOHNSON AT ERIN.A.JOHNSON36.NAF@MAIL.MIL TO SET UP YOUR ADVENTURE TODAY!

 

Travel Trailer Rental

To make a travel trailer reservation visit us at Outdoor Recreation or call (719) 526-1993!

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance!

 Reservation Details
• Customers can make a reservation on a first come, first serve basis 30 days in advance.
• Rental fee and deposit will be paid at the time reservation is made.

• Rental season runs from May 15 – October 1.
• Rentals can be made by the day, weekend (Friday-Tuesday), or a full week (7 days).

• ODR team will send an email with a link for the safety class and requirements prior to pick up of the rental equipment.

Cancellation Policies
• Customers cancelling reservations will have a cancellation fee of 10% of the deposit
• Cancellations made 72 hours or later to pick up rental will have a cancellation fee of 50% of the deposit.

We suggest to reserve travel trailers in advance as AVAILABILITY CAN BE EXTREMELY LIMITED!!

RV Storage

Fort Carson RV Storage Facilities offer a safe and secure location for privately owned vehicles, recreational vehicles, travel trailers, or utility trailers of all kinds. Spaces are available to authorized patrons. All lots are accessible 24/7.

Lots are located:

Magrath Ave by Gate 20

On the Corner of Minnick & Nelson Blvd

Next to Outdoor Recreation

Storage spaces are available to Active Duty Military, National Guard Members, Military Retirees, and DOD Civilians, with Active Duty Military having priority placement. All items stored in the ODR RV Storage lots must have comprehensive insurance on the item to include theft, fire, wind and hail storm damage. If storage space is not available at the time of your inquiry, you may request to be added to the waitlist.

Monthly storage rates are based on the size of the space and are subject to change: 

Space Monthly Rate
Up to 9' $30
10'-19' $35
20'-29' $40
30'-39' $45
40' or larger $50
Community Wide Event Rentals through the Supply Warehouse

Community Wide Event Rental Inventory

Item

Price

Quantity

Table (Plastic)

$8/table 32
Table (Metal) $8/table 98
Chairs $1/chair 569
Stage Panel $10/panel 48
Mobile Stage $500/stage* 2
Bleachers $500/stage* 2
Orange Cones $2/cone 72
Speed Bumps
(Covers for cords)
$5/barrier 35
20x40 Canopy $200/canopy* 2
20x20 Canopy $150/canopy* 2
20x10 Canopy $100/canopy* 2
10x10 Canopy $40/canopy 13
Beer Trough $7.50/each 7
Black Tub $7.50/each 1
Plastic Stanchion $5/each 10
Metal Stanchion $5/each 20

To reserve, call
(719) 526-3972 or (719) 524-0859

DFMWR Supply Warehouse
Monday–Friday; 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Building 2031

Payment for equipment must be made 3 days prior to rental period. 

$50 delivery fee for equipment within 15 mile radius.

*Includes delivery and setup within 15 mile radius.

**$50/hr for setup

No refunds will be issued.


More Outdoor Recreation

Freedom Fest

Drum Roll Please!!!!! And the HEADLINER at Freedom Fest is.......

Freedom Fest 2021 Instagram.jpg

Jul 2 5 pm - 10 pm
thumbnail

Freedom Fest

Drum Roll Please!!!!! And the HEADLINER at Freedom Fest is.......

Freedom Fest 2021 Instagram.jpg

Jul 2 5 pm - 10 pm
thumbnail