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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 are open with limited items to rent.

We will be taking the following precautions

  • Utilizing our walk up window
  • Designated 6 ft. spaces on the ground (signage)
  • Offering sanitizing spray for customers
  • Staff will be using appropriate PPE
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized before being placed outside for customer pickup
  • Rental equipment will be sanitized outside upon being returned.

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.

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Outdoor Recreation Limited Rentals due to COVID-19

Special discounted daily, weekend and weekly rates will apply. Pick up & returns will occur at the Outdoor Recreation Center Mondays & Fridays between 12 p.m - 6 p.m., Wednesdays between 12 p.m - 2 p.m, Saturdays between 8 a.m - 2 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m - 12 p.m

Rental Items Daily Rate  Weekend Rate Weekly Rate
Corn Hole Set $3 $5 $15


$1 $2 $5
Horse Shoe Set $3 $5 $15
Badminton $3 $5 $15
Fishing Pole $3 $5 $15
Mountain Bike $15 $25 $50
Fat Bike $15 $25 $50
Spike Ball $3 $5 $15
Basket/Soccer/Volleyballs $3 $5 $15
Kickball $3 $5 $15
Axe Throwing Inflatable $25 $35 $60
Inflatable Soccer Dart Board $25 $35 $60
Jump Castle (18' x 18' x 23') $100 $150  
Large Connect 4 $3 $5 $15

Lawn Chess

$3 $5 $15
Lawn Checkers $3 $5 $15
Kota Skateboard $3 $5 $15
Yardzee $3 $5 $15
Croquet $3 $5 $15
Yard Tic Tac Toe $3 $5 $15
Pickleball $3 $5 $15
Bocce $3 $5 $15
Unicorn & Horse Hop N' Go $5 $8 $20
Tennis Set $3 $5 $15
Stand Up Paddle Board $15 $25 $75
Sea Kayak (1 Person) $15 $25 $75
Sea Kayak (2 Person) $20 $30 $100
17' Canoe $20 $30 $100
Kayak/Canoe Trailer $10 $15 $50
Paddle $2 $3 $10
Personal Flotation Device $3 $5 $15
5'x8' Enclosed Trailer (holds up to 2,000 lbs) $40 $70 $200
5'x10' Open Flatbed Trailer (holds up to 2,500 lbs) $30 $50 $150
Car Hauler $50 $90 $250
Cooler (40+ qt.) $8 $14  
Cooler (125+ qt.) $12 $20  
Camping Stove 2 Burner $8 $14  
Folding Cots $3 $5  
Sleeping Pad $2 $3  
2 Person Tent $10 $15  
3 Person Tent $15 $25  
4 Person Tent $20 $35  
6 Person Tent $30 $55  
8 Person Tent $40 $65  
Generator 2,000 watt $40 $65  
Generator 3,000+ watt $60 $100  
Lanterns $3 $5  
Rectangle Folding Tables (6', 7', 8') $8 $12  
Round Folding Tables (60"x 29") $8 $12  
Folding Chairs $1 $1.50  


There is a $50 damage/cleaning deposit for the following items:

Inflatbles, Utility Trailers, Car Hauler, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Kayaks, Canoes, & Bikes.

Vehicle Requirements for utility trailers, car haulers & kayak trailers:

  • Flat 4 electraicl connection
  • 17" -  20" top of ball height from ground
  • 2" ball

Special Rental Policies for the above rental items.

  • Equipment will be rented on a first come first serve basis at Outdoor Recreation.
  • ODR Staff will not be loading or unloading any rental equipment. Equipment will be inspected before check out.
  • Equipment must be returned on scheduled return date and time. Failure to return will result in a day rental charge for each day equipment is late.
  • All equipment must be returned clean, dry, undamaged & in working order. If there is any damage or if cleaning is required; an additional charge will be assessed and applied.
  • Pick up time is between 12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m Monday & Friday, 12:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m Saturday and 8:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m Sundays.
  • Weekly Rentals are 7 days. Weekend rentals start on Friday and must be returned on Monday no later then 2 p.m.
  • All equipment must be used within the same household.
  • All customers picking up and returning equipment must wear a face mask. Customers must not have any symptoms of COVID 19 or have come in contact with an infected person.
  • ODR staff will only help 1 customer at a time and will stay 6 feet away from customers at all times.
Adventure Programs and Education

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/mountain/rock climbing, snowmobiling, mountain biking hiking, rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding we've got just the right thing for you. Fort Carson Adventure Programs & Education 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
Stand up Paddle Board Class 9/26 at Lake Pueblo State Park $20
Sandboarding 10/17 Sandboarding and Sledding in Great Sand Dunes National Park $75 a person or $65 for groups of 4 or more per person.
Women in the Wilderness

Fort Carson Outdoor Recreation is excited to present the “Women in the Wilderness” program. Virtual classes will be held for women in the Fort Carson community to learn and build upon outdoor skills. Join us on Instagram & Facebook Live every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

Women in the Wildernss Camp Out

October 9-10

More info to follow soon!!

$5 - $25
Women in the Wildnerness Hike 10/31 Section 16 Trail          FREE            Must register in advance by calling ODR
Women in the Wilderness Sandboarding 11/7 Sandboarding and Sledding in Great Sand Dunes National Park $75 a person or $65 for groups of 4 or more per person.
Women in the Wildnerss Hatchet Throwing


More info to follow soon!!

Mountain Biking

9/26 & 10/24 from 8 a.m-10:30 a.m

Beginner Mountain Bike trips to Cheyenne Mountain State Park


9/19 Mount Muscoco Trail

10/3 Red Rock Open Space

10/17 St. Mary's Falls

         FREE            Must register in advance by calling ODR
PT Options

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

  • Mountain Biking
  • Climbing (subject to COVID restrictions)
$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. 



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(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/equipment 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, org day, etc. 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.

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

Iron Horse Park

• 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


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 reintegtration 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 activites. 

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





Max # of attendees

White Water Rafting Not Available Big Horn Sheef Canyon; 9 miles of rapids and calm stretches.  
Adventure Park Not Available Jump off a 75' free fall tower and test your skills on a 5-level adventure course.  
Ski & Snowboard November - April Hit the powdery slopes of Loveland or Monarch 40
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
Inflatable kayak Not Available You are in charge of your own craft as you navigate down the Arkansas River  
Go Kart Year Round Race everyone in your platoon around this indoor track 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
  • New eligibility to WAQ: if a unit has not been on a WAQ trip within two years
  • 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


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




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.

Cosmic Bowling

A bowling experience that is out of this world.

Sep 25 9:30 pm - 11:45 pm

Cosmic Bowling

A bowling experience that is out of this world.

Sep 25 9:30 pm - 11:45 pm