Installation Info: Zip Code: 80913, Area Code: 719, DSN: 691
Fort Carson, south of Colorado Springs.
The fort came out of an 1861 land treaty with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, and was named after Brig. Gen. Christopher "Kit" Carson.
Known as "The Mountain Post," Fort Carson is surrounded by beautiful scenery and boasts as bevy of outdoor activities, such as Turkey Creek Ranch and Iron Horse Park. When you combine the base's strong community and recreation opportunities with its military standing, Fort Carson stands out as one of the Army's coveted post destinations.