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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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Historic and gorgeous

this is a fantastic place to mountain bike, camp, snow mobile, hike and back country ski. Go and feel the history and the back country but be careful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vail, Colorado
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Vail, Colorado
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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a fantastic place to mountain bike, camp, snow mobile, hike and back country ski. Go and feel the history and the back country but be careful

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Los Angeles, California
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295 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually drove around the camp. I had never gone on the roads inside of it. Some street signs still visible, lots of foundations and great insight to the men who trained and fought in world war 2.

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Thank skier003
Colorado
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79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A mind boggling endeavor at the time. These brave men, courages, dedicated and loyal to country and flag! My hat is off for them and this tribute is worth visiting in this beautiful setting.

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Thank Heidi B
HAM LAKE
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134 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a little-known part of the efforts of the U.S. in WWII. It is hard to comprehend this area (now taken out) once housed 18,000 andmore military men working on skiis. There is a movie of the adventure (Fire on the Mountain) that shares the adventures of the men. Also there is a statue in Vail Village that tells... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Camp Hale was a great place to visit. Plan your visit with the right clothes and weather in mind. Friendly staff and beautiful location.

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Leland, Michigan
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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

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Thank Lelandmom
New Orleans
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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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Thank camp4181
Breckenridge, Colorado
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212 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

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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Thank mtnwinegirl
Angola, Indiana
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

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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Thank Annette K
Racine, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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Thank kevin s

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