Welcome to the Fort Carson - Pinon Canyon iSportsman Site for Hunting, Fishing, & Wildlife Recreation
RECENT NEWS & INFORMATION
Fort Carson is OPEN. Road conditions downrange are poor. Recommended items include but are not limited to tire chains, firestarting material, CB radio/walkie talkie, cell phone, and winter survival gear.
--The next Downrange Safety Brief at Fort Carson will be held January 8, 2014. For Pinon Canyon Downrange safety briefing schedule go to "Range Safety Briefing" tab.
--Hunting availability will be posted by Friday evening if available.
-- New method of obtaining Recreation Permit. Please go to "Purchase a Permit" tab to view.
--Write names of non-participants on your downrange pass.
New Gate Access Control Procedures
All visitors without a DOD issued photo ID must process thru Gate 1 (Nelson Boulevard and CO Highway 115). Drivers must provide a current and valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and vehicle insurance. Other vehicle occupants must provide valid, government-issued photo identification.
For more information, contact the Directorate of Emergency Services, Security and Access Control Division at 526-5543. NOTICE concerning availability of Wildlife Personnel:
Wildlife personnel are no longer authorized to work outside of regular business hours, including weekends. Phone call and email messages left on weekends, holidays, or after-hours will be answered on the next regular business day. We will try to make every effort to update blocks, ensure that the kiosk is operable, and post any pertinent information before those days that we are absent or the office is closed. Contact the wildlife office (526-8006) if you need additional information. We apologize for the inconvenience.
SYSTEM OPERATION NOTES
All Recreation Permits must be bought at either MWR Outdoor Recreation on Fort Carson or at Bldg. 300 on PCMS. Please go to "Purchase a Permit" tab to view
If you purchased a permit AFTER attending the safety briefing, you must contact us to have your permit activated. You cannot get a downrange pass unless your permit is activated. Please contact us no later than the Thursday before the weekend you wish to hunt to avoid issues at 719-526-8006 or 719-524-5395. If you still can't check in through iSportsman, take your green range safety card to Range Control to check in/out.
Checking Out at the Kiosk
You must check out at the kiosk when leaving Fort Carson or Pinon Canyon. If you cannot checkout, then turn in your pass at Range Control.
Anglers, Dog Trainers, & Birders and Downrange Passes
Please ignore the "your permit is automatically put on administrator hold" when purchasing a permit as this only applies if you are accessing areas other than our stocked lakes and need a downrange pass. If you plan only to fish in our stocked lakes or enter the Bird Farm and the WDA for dog training (without caps/blanks) or other recreational pursuits, you don't need to attend the downrange safety briefing. You can enter these areas without a downrange pass, but you still need a Fort Carson recreation permit to fish. Even if your permit is free, you must still get a permit. If you plan to go downrange or training dogs with caps/blanks, we must know that you attended the Range Control downrange safety briefing.
NOTICE To Hunters
All persons getting a downrange pass should be familiar with map reading and land navigation prior to accessing downrange areas.
Getting To Pinon Canyon
The Pinon Canyon gate is located at mile marker 24, about 30 miles north of Trinidad and 45 miles south of La Junta on US Highway 350. The installation is 30-45 miles from the nearest store or gas, so plan accordingly.
We Want Your Photos
Sooner or later we will have a photo gallery. Click here to send us your wildlife photographs or to get additional information. For all of you that submitted photos of your hunting and fishing expeditions , thank you and we will get them online in a few weeks.
Special thanks to SSG Clint Skogen, Dennis Hess, Jim McDermott, Russ DeFusco, April Estep, Rick Clawges, Bobby Day, Steve and Jody Navakuku, Luke Moncla, Roger Steele, Kevin Jackson, and Danita Lynch for the photographs posted at this website.