Colorado Springs is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise! With numerous hiking trails, including the acclaimed Manitou Springs incline, to camping, hunting,and fishing, you can make the most out of your time-off with the variety of things to do around the city. Fort Carson's close proximity to the mountains makes it easy to get away for a few hours and explore some of the nearby hiking trails in the Cheyenne Canon area.
The city also boasts some of the most beautiful public golf courses with views of Pikes Peak, including Patty Jewett, Valley Hi, and Pine Creek. In the winter season, you can spend the day carving your way down Monarch Mountain with your ski or snowboard, which is just a little over a 2 hour drive from Fort Carson. It's easy to get back to nature in this unique mountainside town!
There are a number of schools near Fort Carson homes to choose from, some on the base and some off. On-base schools include Patriot Elementary, Abrams Elementary, and Mountainside Elementary. On-base schools retain the highest-qualified educators they can find to meet their extremely strict standards.
There's quite the selection of off-base schools serving the nearby communities. Here's just a sampling of some of the elementary, middle, and high schools that you'll find that are close to homes near Fort Carson.