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Address: Vail, CO
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Activities: Four-wheeling
Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Shannon B
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Concord, North Carolina
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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is one of my favorite places to go when I visit the Vail Valley. It is a short distance away and near many fine hiking trails. It is also a great place to fish and to mountain bilke. There is a lot of history regarding this WWII camp. And a lot of ski industry people trained here. Go on... More 

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Fairfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had never heard of Camp Hale until we drove up to Leadville for the day, and began seeing the sign boards alongside the highway. The first indication that something interesting happened there is the sight of the remaining concrete abutments for the field house that stand in the middle of the otherwise deserted valley. What a story, though--to think... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Nova Guides provided an amazing glimpse of the high country in first class style, comfort and excitement. Nova Guides has a variety of pick-up points if you're not feeling adventurous enough to drive there. The lodge is beautiful and well staffed. The Snow Cat - Snow Coach is fantastic fun! Everyone can ride in comfort and warmth. They stopped a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Ok you can image the history here. There was plaque to help you vision the past. So interesting. It does need to have the plaques updated as hard to read them with the cracks. I wish there was some old buildings left as it would help with the vision. Great place to step back in time for A moment

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Herndon, Virginia
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There are plenty of signs to tell you what things are and the site is very informative. You can just drive or walk around and there are plenty of signs directing you to stay on the path/road due to hazardous materials. This was the training site for special skiing soldiers in WWII who were trained to fight the Germans in... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Take the time to read all the signs, use your imagination and hike the Colorado Trail to the east end of the valley for the waterfall and changing trees.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The setting is great . The drive beautiful. The memories of these great men priceless and moving. What a great tribute.

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Ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Address: Vail, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail

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