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Outdoor Recreation Complex

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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.

Ski & Snowboard Expo:

November 6        10a - 2p     Free

VIP Night:

November 5      5 - 730p    $10

More details to come, call 719-526-1993 for more info!


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.

  • 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
Fall Adventures
 Program Date Price
Cataract Lake Backpacking 10/2-10/3 $115
Bike n' Brew 10/16 $15
Orchard Trip 10/16 $35
Spooky Bike Ride 10/30 $25
Get on the Bus Winter & Summer
 Program Date Price
Get on the Bus to Loveland 11/20, 12/4, 12/18 $85
Get on the Bus to Monarch

1/8, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2

2022

$85
Whitewater Rafting Returns June 2022 $25

 

Rock Climbing & Ice Climbing
 Program Date Price
Shelf Road  10/9 & 11/30 $55
11 Mile Canyon 10/23 $65
Climbing Wall Orientation 9/2, 9/30, 10/14, 11/18, 12/9 $25
Lead Climbing Clinics 9/16, 10/7, 12/2 $35
Crack Climbing Clinics 9/23, 10/28, 12/16 $35
Ice Climbing 1/15/22, 2/5, 2/19,  $45
Open Climbing at Outdoor Recreation Every Friday, must be here by 1830 FREE
Mountain Biking
 Program Date Price
Mountain Bike Tuning Clinic 9/29 $10
Mountain Bike @ Red Rock Open Space 10/9 $25
Morning Mountain Biking 10/27, 11/17, 1/26, 2/16,  $15
Women in the Wilderness
 Program Date Price
Hatchet Throwing 10/13 $10
Mt Muscoco Hike 10/23 $5
Avalanche Awareness 11/20 $10
Ski & Snowboard Tuning 11/20 $10
Ice Climbing 12/11 $45
Get on the Bus to Monarch 1/22 $85
Snowmobiling 2/12 TBD
Hatchet Throwing 3/2 $10
Wednesday Clinics
 Program Date Price
Mountain Bike Tuning 9/29 $10
Hatchet Throwing 10/6 $10
AM Mountain Bike Ride 10/27, 11/17, 1/26, 2/16 $10
Basic Ski Tuning  11/3, 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9 $10
Avalanche Awareness  11/10, 12/8, 1/19, 2/2, 2/23 $10
Upcoming Winter Adventures
 Program Date Price
Sledding @ Mueller State Park 1/8, 2/12 TBD
Ice Fishing 1/15, 4/9 TBD
Ice Skating @ Farish 1/15 TBD
Snowmobiling 1/22, 3/5, 3/26 TBD
Alpine Lake Ice Skating 1/29 TBD
Wolf Creek Ski & Snowboard Weekend 1/28-1/30 TBD
Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe  2/26, 3/19, 4/9 TBD
Dog Sledding 2/26, 3/12 TBD
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.

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All prices subject to change at any time.
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

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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.

  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.


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