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Address: Vail, CO
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Built in 1942 as a training camp for a WWII army force, this campsite is...

Built in 1942 as a training camp for a WWII army force, this campsite is now home to Camp Jeep.

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ChanEvan "Donna Mc"

Nova Guides Snomobile expert Nate Goldberg is an amazing guide & storyteller. The history of the Tenth Mountain Division during WWII is little-known & fascinating. Beginning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Nova Guides Snomobile expert Nate Goldberg is an amazing guide & storyteller. The history of the Tenth Mountain Division during WWII is little-known & fascinating. Beginning @ Camp Hale, a National Historic Site, ride through the White River National Forest up to 12,500' scenic vistas of the Continental Divide from The Top of The Rockies!!! Video & Photo ops are... More 

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Prague
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Camp Hale and the Memorial of the 10th Mountain Division are situated between Leadville (15.6 miles from Leadville; 22.4 miles from Vail) and Minturn (Hwy 24) in Colorado. Hwy 24 offers sights on a breathtaking beauty of Colorado nature. The Memorial to soldiers that died in battle for Italy and Aleutian Islands is near to several excellent hike trails (The... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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131 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Ten minutes of Internet research will pay off as you prepare for your visit. A memorable drive through the the mountains (1 hour from Breckenridge, 45 minutes from Copper Mountain) and you find the site some 25 miles north of Leadville. Besides interpretive signs, the only remaining edifice is the ruin of field house foundations. Go for the scenery in... More 

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1 Thank William B
Vail, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

nice with great history from WW 2 and lots of old piictures saw old structures and were the changed course of eagle river.

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Thank pete1042
Fort Carson, Colorado, United States
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Visit the site of training for the 10th Mountain Division on your way to Camp Hale. I went during the winter and went snow shoeing for the day in the area around Camp Hale. There were no restroom or water points out in the vast woods. The snow was 5 feet deep in some areas and I am sure deeper... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took an ATV ride with Nova Guides. Todd and Stan were two of the best guides ever. We went through big mud puddles and all the way to the top where the view of the different peaks were amazing. Truly, truly recommend Nova Guides. A gorgeous and picturesque place. Great staff!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Before visiting this site, I had no idea about the training of American troops in Colorado. I hope that some day soon there will be a real museum to support this site and further the information that is available about the training of American troops on this site. Fortunately, our hotel offered a DVD with lots of information which made... More 

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2 Thank Char M
Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Camp Hale is a fantastic historic site that is vastly underserved by the minimal historic markers surrounding it. This, after all, is the site of training for the 10th Mountain Division - the skiing and climbing soldiers who finally broke the German line of resistance in the Po Valley during World War II. But all that is left on the... More 

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3 Thank Ed S
Allen, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I used Nova Guides a few years ago for a company event and knew that when I booked our personal trip we would get the same professional service. Our guide Chris was GREAT. The service and attention was top notch from the time he picked us up at our hotel until he dropped us off. We had a fantastic time... More 

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Thank K H
Concord, North Carolina
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a drive from Avon to Leadville. We really enjoyed just driving the Camp in the car and reading the placards, which we found to be in good condition. It is easy to imagine the Camp as it used to be, as you drive along the old roads and see the well maintained street markers. The campsites... More 

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