Relocation Information from Army Community Service.
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Fort Carson is 70 miles south of Denver on Interstate 25 (Exit
135), and 5 miles south of Colorado Springs on State Highway
115. For detailed driving directions try
ENTERING FORT CARSON:
Fort Carson is not an open
post. If you are entering in your privately-owned vehicle which
has not been registered, you must enter through the Main Gate
(Gate 1). All incoming soldiers and civilian personnel are
required to permanently register their vehicles, including
motorcycles. To enter Fort Carson, you must have a valid
driver’s license, vehicle registration, proof of insurance and
valid photographic identification. To permanently register your
vehicle, you will also have to have to pass a Colorado emissions
inspection, For more information on vehicle registration, during
normal duty hours (0830 -1630 M-F) please call 524-1896. After
duty hours, please call the MP desk at 526-2333. Please contact
your unit or vehicle registration prior to arrival as policies
are subject to change.
Springs Airport is ten miles northeast of Fort Carson. There
is a Welcome Counter near baggage carousel 4. Free shuttle
transportation to Fort Carson is available by calling
800-279-1151 or 526-2424. Commercial ground transportation is
also available near carousel 4.
Map of Fort Carson (Click on the image for more detail). To
travel to Fort Carson from the Colorado Springs Airport, follow
the Airport Exit Road, which is Drennan Road. Turn left (south)
on Academy Boulevard (Colorado Route 83). Stay on Academy
Boulevard until it curves west and intersects Colorado Route
115. Go south on Route 115 about one mile to Gate 1, the Fort
Carson main gate. Personnel without a military vehicle decal
must enter through Gate 1 to obtain a temporary post pass.
Follow the signs to the Welcome Center at the southeast corner
of Wetzel and Ellis.
Left, Below: The Fort Carson Colorado Inn Guest House in
Building 7301 on Woodfill Road. To make a guest house
reservation, call 526-4832 or send
. You may also call the
Army Lodging Central Reservation Center
at 800-462-7691. For
other accommodations see the local
Convention and Visitors Bureau
, or try
All service members must report to the Housing Referral Office
in Building 7301, telephone 526-2323.
For more housing information, see the
Carson Residential Communities Initiative (RCI), or call
226-2268. RCI has privatized post housing. It has built new
housing for soldiers, and is renovating existing housing. Read
more about the US Army
Residential Communities Initiative.
Left: Fort Carson Welcome Center. Report to the US Army
Replacement Detachment and Fort Carson Welcome and Farewell
Center, Building 1218, at the corner of Wetzel Avenue and Ellis
Street, telephone 526-2424 or 800-279-1151. The Welcome Center
is always open. It is not necessary to report in uniform. You
will receive an inprocessing appointment after signing in. Bring
your finance, dental, medical, and personnel records, your
orders, and your DA-31 leave form. If your finance records are
in order, you will receive your travel pay entitlements within
five days of the first day of inprocessing.