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Camp Hale

Vail, CO
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Vail
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Four-wheeling
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Owner 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
40 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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