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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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We loved seeing the old dilapidated structures from the soldiers training stations.Good river fishing right next to the grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Leland, Michigan
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Leland, Michigan
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved seeing the old dilapidated structures from the soldiers training stations.Good river fishing right next to the grounds.

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New Orleans
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to rent ATV's and enjoy a ride up the mountains!! Tony with Nova Guides was amazing. So much fun and a beautiful views atop the mountain.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to imagine the men training for mountain warfare in the 40s. There are no buildings left, but you can see the footprints of what Camp Hale looked like. The harsh winter conditions prepared them for Riva Ridge in Italy that broke the German/Italian forces. History, drama, imagination and pride are all felt here.

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Angola, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended a very nice wedding. Everything was set up perfectly and the staff was relaxed and well organized. Good food. Good service. Great evening. Recommend it for events of all kinds. Hard to find, so look for NOVA Guides, and you've found it.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

We thought there would be more here. There are remnants of only one building and not much else. Not worth the stop if you are traveling along Hwy 24.

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

A great side trip from Vail where you get to take a snowcat up over 12,000 feet in the Mountains from the base camp at Camp Hale.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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