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Camp Hale

Vail, CO
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Ranked #20 of 30 attractions in Vail
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: Built in 1942 as a training camp for a WWII army force, this campsite is now home to Camp Jeep.
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English first
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We saw the signs and stopped to see what it was. Then stopped in several different areas of the camp. I never knew it existed. The history of the afea was very interesting. But not much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

My Great Uncle trained here im the 40's with the American/Norwegian 99th Battalion. Aka the Vikings. See their web page. Little is know about this group. Goggle them. Its really interesting!

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san diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Don't get me wrong, I enjoying visiting past military sites and paying respects to those who served before me but visiting Camp Hale that is what you need: Imagination. When Camp Hale was given back to the park services, they destroyed all the buildings. Also asbestos was found in the past year or so in the grounds where some of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The display contiguous to the highway gives a good history of Camp Hale and its role in training ski troops in WWII. There's not much left to see; only a few foundations remain but the area around the former Camp and the drive are worth the trip if you like beautiful mountain scenery.

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Florida, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We went in mid April and there was still a lot of snow on the ground, around 3 feet. The site is not well marked at all. It only says "Point of Interest" and nothing specific to Camp Hale. We were able to read the plaques despite the large amount of snow but any other remains must have been covered... More

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Vail, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I come up to Camp Hale quite often and rent either ATVs or Snowmobiles from Nova Guides! It's always a blast!! Oh and don't forget rafting trips with them also.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a great site if you are interested in history. It is self guided with not much information. All that's really left are the foundations of the old camp. The location is beautiful. If you have time and are into history it would be worth it to stop by.

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Camp Hale is a great historical park for a hike into pristine forest areas. Across from Camp Hale, hike into the Holy Cross Wilderness Area. http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Cross-Wilderness-Area-ebook/dp/B004AYD70M/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

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Republic, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Primitive camping only but the views and hiking available are the best. Watch out for grazing sheep.

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

A group of friends and I camped at the Camp Hale Memorial Campground this July in conjunction with a rafting trip. I wasn't sure what to expect since the website said many trees had been removed due to beetle kill, but I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of remaining trees and privacy. The camp is in a beautiful part... More

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