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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Fort Carson, Colorado, United States
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Fort Carson, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 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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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Allen, Texas
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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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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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