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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.

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

  • Everyone 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

Returning in the Spring, after we melt a little bit!

 
Ice Climbing

2/13 & 3/20 @ Helen Hunt Falls

0800 - 1300

$45
Open Climb Nights Come climb with us every Friday & put your climbing skills to the test while learning from ODR's experts. Starts @ 1800 FREE

Women in the Wilderness:

1st Wednesday Class

1st Wednesday of every month starting March 3rd in person & virtual classes will be held for women in the Fort Carson community to learn and build upon outdoor skills. Classes will be held at Outdoor Recreation, BLDG 2429. Virtual Classes on Facebook & Instagram. Class starts at 1800

Registering is recommended.

FREE

Women in the Wilderness:

3rd Wednesday Class

3rd Wednesday of every month starting February 17th Outdoor Recreation will hold Climbing Wall Orientation and Open Climb Night for the women of the Fort Carson community. Class starts at 1800 $25 for Orientation & FREE for Open Climbing
Women in the Wilderness Trips

2/17 Climbing Wall Orientation, $25

2/27 Full Moon Snowshoe @ Mueller State Park, $35

3/6 Ski & Snowboard Day

3/7 Ski Tuning Clinic, $20

3/8 International Women's Day Open Climb Night, Free

3/27 Hatchet Throwing, $5

 
Snowshoeing

1/31 @ Mueller State Park 0800 - 1500

3/27 @ Mueller State Park 0800 - 1500

$35
Fat Tire Bike Trips

2/20 @ Location determined based on weather 0800 - 1200

   $20
Ski Tuning Clinics

2/7 @ ODR 1000 - 1200

$20
Climbing Wall Orientation
January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 4 & 18
April 1
All Classes held at ODR 1830 - 2030
$25
Lead Climbing Clinics
January 14
February 11 & 25
March 11
All Classes held at ODR 1830 - 2030
    $35
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
$5 - $10 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.

 

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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 -

*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. 

 

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

 

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

 

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!

 

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 accessable 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 10' $30
11'-19' $35
20'-29' $40
30'-39' $45
40' or larger $50
Community Wide Event Rentals

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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