Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site
Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (1983-Active) - A U.S. Army Maneuver Area established in 1983 northeast of Trinidad Colorado in Las Animas County, Colorado. Active U.S. Army Maneuver Area operating under Fort Carson.
Established in 1983 as a 235,896 acre U.S. Army Maneuver Area for Fort Carson in southeastern Colorado and opened for training in the summer of 1985. Facilities now include a small cantonment area, a railhead, helipads, and an airstrip. Described as the second-largest Department of Defense training site in the nation, the maneuver area hosts two major military exercises a year. In these exercises some 5,000 troops, 300 heavy tracked vehicles and 400 wheeled vehicles take part in month-long, intensive war maneuver exercises.
Active military post no unauthorized public access. There is a small public area at the entrance to the post with explanitory signage and several hardware items displayed (a tank, a personell carrier and an artillery piece.) The Trinidad FAA Radar Site is located on the post north of the main enrance.
Visited: 19 Aug 2019