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Traveling to Fort Carson

Location

Fort 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. Government ID card holders have numerous options when accessing the installation; non-ID card holders are required to enter through the main gate located off of 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 Fort Carson Information Connection Booth, located near baggage claim area #4, is available for assistance. Military transportation is available 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-279-1151 or 719-526-6961.

Commercial 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.

Installation Access

Fort Carson is a closed installation. If you do not have a valid DoD ID card, you must enter through the main gate (Gate 1) off of Highway 115. To enter, drivers are required to have a valid driver's license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and a valid photographic identification. For more information, call 719-524-1896 or 526-2333.

Directions from 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)

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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