Fort Carson, the “Mountain Post,” is located just south of Colorado Springs at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Colorado Springs’ unparalleled beauty and mild climate make it a gateway to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Many internationally-known ski areas, some of the nation’s most scenic parks and finest hunting and fishing areas are located within a short drive. Fort Carson families also have easy access to the many cultural attractions of “The Springs” and the bright lights of Denver. Whether you have already arrived at Fort Carson or have just received orders to report here, the information in this publication will help you get settled and take advantage of the on- and off-post services and attractions for your enjoyment.
Fort Carson is located 60 miles south of Denver on Interstate 25, exit 135, or Nevada Avenue (State Highway 115), Exit 140A. (See map insert.) The Colorado Springs Airport is currently served by 9 airlines and is located about 10 miles from Fort Carson. The USO booth, located near baggage claim area #4, is available for assistance. Greyhound also has a bus terminal in Colorado Springs.