Welcome to Fort Carson & Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

iSportsman - Your Web-based Automated Recreation Service

Fire Danger Rating:  Fort Carson - Very High;  Piñon Canyon Manuever Site - Very High  (updated 7/20/2018)  


** Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon will NOT be conducting in-person recreation range safety briefs anymore​.  ALL recreationist (anglers, hunters, and non-consumptive) must take the annual Range Safety brief.  Select "Access" above and from the drop down select "Range Safety Briefing" to get information on the annual range safety brief.

Procedures for ALL recreationists (i.e., anglers, hunters, etc.) who are already registered [if first time on iSportsman since August 28, 2017, see instructions below titled "** For your first time on iSportsman and for those renewing for the first time since the iSportsman upgrade (upgraded August 28, 2017)"]:

  • Recreationists who want to buy their permit for the new year (the permit runs from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019), follow the steps below:
    1. Please note that we are planning to change the price of the youth permits. The new youth permits are not available yet, but will be in the near future.  If you purchase a youth permit now, you will not be able to refund or exchange the permit to purchase the new one when they become available.
    2. Go to “My Safety Briefs” after logging into your account and select the brief titled, “2018-2019 FT Carson Range Safety Brief.”
    3. After completion of the brief the permits will be made available for purchase.

Procedures for ALL Firewood Collection Customers

​There is a new procedure to aquire a firewood collection permit and downrange pass for Downrange Wood Collection.  All wood collection permits (i.e., wood yard or downrange wood collection) and the wood splitter rental are bought here on Fort Carson's iSportsman website.  Permits can not be purchased in-person anymore.  Go to "Firewood Collection Program" above for all the details and instructions on how to buy your firewood permits.

** For your first time on iSportsman and for those renewing for the first time since the iSportsman upgrade (upgraded August 28, 2017): In order to take the range safety brief, buy a permit, and to get a downrange pass you must first register.  Registering will create your account.  Go to "Account Register & Log In Site" at the top of the page and select "Register" from the drop down.  Enter information and remember your login ID (user name) and password to log in to the site after registration is complete.  However, if you have previously registered on iSportsman at another installation or facility across the U.S. -  You do not need to register on the Fort Carson iSportsman.  Instead, select "Login" and use the username and password that you created at the other installation's iSportsman.  Select YES, when asked if you want to join the Fort Carson iSportsman Portal.  Hence forth, after registering, you will log into your account by selecting "Login".   All actions on iSportsman (i.e., watching the range safety brief, buying & printing permits, getting a down range pass, updating personal information) can only be done while logged into your personal account.

ALSO and nice feature with the iSportsman upgrade: you can check-in (for downrange pass) from any computer with internet (e.g., your home computer or cell phone) anytime after midnight of the day you are going hunting, but you can wait to print your pass at the Gate 1 kiosk or Pinon Canyon kiosk, if you do not have access to a printer.  At the kiosk, you log into your account and select "checkin / checkout"  and select the "print pass" option.

​**Fish Stocking has begun at the reservoirs on Fort Carson.  Rainbow trout will be stocked monthly throughout the summer.  Happy Fishing!

***If you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions for services provided by Fort Carson and/or the Fort Carson Recreation Program, you are welcome to submit an Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) form by going here:  Welcome to the Fort Carson ICE Site

*** For information on PCMS *** (e.g.. closures, safety briefs, & other information specific to PCMS) visit the  PCMS Info page  above.

***Important Information about***

  • Youth Recreationist Going Downrange - Click Here
  • Free Wounded Warrior Hunt License - Click Here

***What does Fort Carson do with your permit fees? (click image to enlarge)



  • Camp Falcon is NOT open for hunting
  • Attention hunters - Fort Carson is not a Trophy Buck management area.  Our deer population has been drastically reduced via over harvest to research several methods to control chronic wasting disease (CWD).
  • All persons getting a downrange pass should be familiar with map reading and land navigation prior to accessing downrange areas.
  • The current FC/PCMS Regulation 200-6, "Wildlife Management and Recreation" can be viewed by clicking HERE.
  • Game Management Unit (GMU) 591 - All Elk and Deer need to be taken to Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Sinton Road for mandatory CWD testing.  Elk have recently tested positive for CWD in our area.  
  • DO NOT ENTER training areas that are not part of the Block on your Downrange Pass.


Checking Out at the Kiosk

You must check out at the kiosk when leaving Fort Carson or PCMS. If you cannot checkout, then turn in your pass at Range Control.

Additionally, if you have problems checking in or out with iSportsman, please go to Range Control to do manual check-in/ out.



Directions To PCMS 

The PCMS gate is located at mile marker 24, about 35 miles northeast of Trinidad and 50 miles southeast of La Junta on US Highway 350.  The installation is 35 miles from the nearest store or gas, so plan accordingly. For more information on hunting at PCMS please visit the PCMS page.