Fort Carson Army Base
4th Infantry Division, 10th Special Forces Group
6001 Wetzel Ave, Fort Carson, CO 80913
The summers are warm, the winters are very cold and dry, and it is partly cloudy year round in the Fort Carson Army Base community. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 86°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 5 to September 14, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 9, with an average high of 86°F and low of 59°F. The cold season lasts about 3-4 months, from November 21 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is December 30, with an average low of 20°F and high of 43°F.
Fort Carson Army Base’s elevation is above 6,000 feet and some newcomers may experience slight fatigue at first. Because of the elevation, new personnel are allowed 30 days to adjust to the altitude and to reach Fort Carson fitness standards.
The average cost of living in the Fort Carson Army Base Community is 2% higher than the average of Colorado and 10% higher than our nation’s average. However, the price of goods and services are 5% lower than the average of Colorado and 5% lower than the nation’s average.
Fort Carson, “The Mountain Post,” is located just south of Colorado Springs at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The unparalleled beauty and mild climate of Colorado Springs make it a gateway to a wide variety of outdoor activities. Many internationally known ski areas and some of the nation’s most scenic parks and finest hunting and fishing areas are located within a short drive. Fort Carson Families have easy access to the many cultural attractions of “The Springs” and the bright lights of nearby Denver.
Fort Carson Army Base is one of two installations designated by the Army to achieve “net zero” energy, water and waste by 2020. As part of a net zero installation community, Soldiers, Family members and staff all play a part in conserving water and energy and reducing, reusing and recycling waste to achieve these goals.