Requirements That Must Be Met Before Obtaining a Downrange Pass

Prerequisites to obtaining a downrange pass are (1) complete the annual downrange safety briefing(s) on iSportsman, (2) purchase an annual recreation permit or a downrange firewood collection permit on iSportsman, and (3) do a one-time registration of your firearms (if hunting). Click here

The Block & Area System


Recreationists can obtain and print a downrange pass online at any computer with an internet connection and a printer or at a kiosk (kiosk is currently being replaced and is non-operational).  If unable to print a pass, then an electronic copy is allowed (i.e., on smart phone).  If pass not printed, the recreationist must provide a legible hand-written paper pass and have it on their vehicle dashboard at all times.  The Fort Carson kiosk is located out front of the of Range Control Building 9550 on Wilderness Road. The PCMS kiosk is located in a shed near the main gate off highway 350.

When to Obtain a Downrange Pass

Access starts and a downrange pass can be obtained at or after 0400 on the day the areas are available. However, sometimes areas may become available or be removed later in the day; these updates will be posted as they become available. Range passes are obtained on a first come, first serve basis.

Procedure for Obtaining a Downrange Pass

Select “Check-in” from your personal account's Home page and complete the required information.  If you use the kiosk to obtain the pass, take your time and do not try to rush the system. If the system does not seem to be responding, wait and allow the system to process your information. If you attempt to speed the process by clicking return or submit more than once the check-in process may be aborted.  

Downrange Pass Rules

Checking Out

Changing a Downrange Pass

To change a downrange pass, the permittee must check out from their account and then obtain a new pass by checking back in to an available Block or Area.