Welcome to Fort Carson & Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site

iSportsman - Your Web-based Automated Recreation Service


** Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon will NOT be conducting in-person recreation range safety briefs anymore​.  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 see instructions "** If this is your first time on iSportsman" below)

  • Recreationists who want to buy their permit for the new year that 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” and make sure you select the new year’s brief titled, “2018-2019 FT Carson Range Safety Brief.”
    3. After completion of the brief the NEW year’s permits will be made available for purchase.
  • Recreationists who want to recreate this month, March 2018, but do not have a permit, follow the steps below:
    1. ​​If you already have a permit for this year (2017-18), this DOES NOT apply to you.
    2. Make sure you take last year’s brief when you go to “My Safety Briefs” in your account.  Last year’s safety brief is titled, “Ft Carson Range Safety Briefing.”
    3. After completion of the brief the permits that are valid now until 31 March 2018 will be listed 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.

** If this is your first time on iSportsman: 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.  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". 

***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.  Deer will also have one lower incisor removed for aging and a DNA sample taken for genetic research on CWD.
  • 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.