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Outdoor Recreation Complex


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.

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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.

  • 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.
  • Women in the Wilderness is a program for Women by Women. The program builds a community where Women gain strength, confidence and knowledge to be in the wilderness. 
  • Equipment rental Services
  • Ski & Snowboard Tuning
  • RV Storage
  • Shop tax-free at Mountain Post Outfitters for name-brand outdoor gear and equipment
  • Indoor rock climbing wall (28' tall and 43' wide) 
  • Disc golf course
  • Fort Carson Trail Map

COVID Restrictions

  • A face covering must be worn 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
Get on the Bus Winter & Summer
 Program Date Price Link to request sign up 
Get on the Bus to Loveland 4/16


Lift Ticket, Gear & Transportation
Get on the Bus to Monarch

 1/8, 2/12, 3/5, 4/2


Lift Ticket, Gear & Transportation
Get on the Bus to Breck

1/29, 2/26, 3/12, 4/9


Whitewater Rafting Returns June 2022    


Rock Climbing & Ice Climbing
 Program Date Price Link to request sign up 
Climbing Wall Orientation 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31 $25
Lead Climbing Clinics 1/13, 2/10, 3/10 $35
Crack Climbing Clinics 1/27, 2/24, 3/24 $35
Ice Climbing @ Helen Hunt Falls 1/15, 3/26  $55
Ouray Ice Climbing Weekend 2/18 - 2/19 $250
Mountain Biking
 Program Date Price Link to request sign up 
Morning Mountain Biking 1/26, 2/16, 3/23  $20
Women in the Wilderness
 Program Date Price Link to request sign up 
Get on the Bus to Monarch 1/8 $100
Ice Climbing @ Helen Hunt Falls 2/5 $55
Winter Adventures
 Program Date Price Link to request sign up 
Sledding @ Mueller State Park 1/22, 3/12 $35
Wolf Creek Ski & Snowboard Weekend 3/18-3/20

$450 - $325
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.







All prices subject to change at any time.
Iron Horse Park

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• 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.

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.




Max # of attendees

Trap & Skeet Year round Shoot clay pigeons at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex's brand new course. 30
Ski & Snowboard January - April Hit the powdery slopes of Monarch 30
Woods Ball Paintball Year round Employ tactical maneuvers in this natural outdoor area 30
Ice Climbing January - March Climb up a frozen waterfall. 30
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**

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



  • 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


Especially 4th Sustainment



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

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




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.

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