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Fort Carson

Directions to Fort Carson

Traveling to Fort CarsonFort Carson is located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains and is 60 miles South of Denver on Interstate 25 at Exit #135. The post is nestled in the extreme Southwest corner of Colorado Springs, beneath and in the shade of Cheyenne Mountain. You can also enter the post from State Highway 115 (Nevada Avenue).


Air Transportation Colorado Springs Airport is currently served by 8 airline carriers and is located about 10 miles from Fort Carson. The Armed Forces YMCA Booth, located near baggage claim area #4, is available for assistance. Military transportation is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-279-1151Commercial Bus Transportation The Greyhound bus terminal is located at 120 S. Weber Street. For fare information, call the Greyhound terminal at 719-635-1505.

Taxi Service Civilian taxi service is available from a variety of local companies. Fare for trips from Fort Carson to downtown Colorado springs is approximately $10; to the airport is approximately $15.

Base Access In August 2002, Fort Carson became a 'closed' post. In order to gain access to the post, all new arrivals should report to Gate #1 on Highway 115 for a vehicle pass or to register your vehicle on post. Your current driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration information/papers will be needed.

Directions From Colorado Springs Airport

The Colorado Springs Airport is located North and East of Fort Carson

Follow the Airport road exit which turns into Drennan Road and follow it heading West until you reach Academy Blvd. Turn left

Academy Blvd will curve back to the right and the front range (mountains) will be directly in front of you

Pass the exit for Fort Carson Gate #4 at B-Street. Continue West towards the front range

Take the State Highway 115 exit South towards Canon City

Pass the Fort Carson Gate #2 exit. After approximately two miles, Fort Carson Gate #1 will be on the left

Follow the brown signs to the In-processing/Welcome Center (open 24/7) or Colorado Inn (billeting)

Driving Directions From Denver

Take I-25 South to Colorado Springs

Take the South Academy Blvd exit at Exit #135

Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto south Academy Blvd heading West

The Front range (mountains) will be directly in front of you

Pass the exit for Fort Carson Gate #4 at B-Street.

Continue West towards the front range

Take the State Highway 115 exit South towards Canon City

Pass the Fort Carson Gate #2 exit. After approximately two miles, Fort Carson Gate #1 will be on your left

Follow the brown signs to the In-processing/Welcome Center (open 24/7) or Colorado Inn (billeting)

Driving Directions From Pueblo

Take I-25 North to Colorado Springs

Take the South Academy Blvd exit at Exit #13

The Front range (mountains) will be directly in front of you

Pass the exit for Fort Carson Gate #4 at B-Street. Continue West towards the front range

Take the State Highway 115 exit South towards Canon City

Pass the Fort Carson Gate #2 exit. After approximately two miles, Fort Carson Gate #1 will be on the left

Follow the brown signs to the In-processing/Welcome Center (open 24/7) or Colorado Inn (billeting)

Turn left onto South Academy Blvd heading West

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