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Camp Hale Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length, One-way: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers)
Number of Sites: 10




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General Description

Camp Hale Picnic Area
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Camp Hale Picnic Area
This picnic site is located within historic Camp Hale near the campground. Camp Hale was a training ground primarily used by the military during World War II.

Camp Hale is partially responsible for the creation of Vail and Beaver Creek Ski resorts, as some of the soldiers who trained at Camp Hale returned to start these world class ski areas. Be sure to read the information sign posted at a turnoff on Highway 24, just a quarter mile south of the turnoff for the campground.

Directions from Vail: Take I-70 to the Minturn exit (#171). Follow Highway 24 south, through the town of Minturn, and continue a total distance of 14 miles from the interstate until you reach a valley opening. Turn onto the second major turnoff for Camp Hale, on the left (east) side, marked by stone pillars. Follow the road to the immediate right, travel straight for 1 mile. The campground and picnic site is adjacent to a pond.

Directions from Beaver Creek: Take I-70 to the Minturn exit (#171). Follow Highway 24 south, through the town of Minturn, and continue a total distance of 14 miles from the interstate until you reach a valley opening. Turn onto the second major turnoff for Camp Hale, on the left (east) side, marked by stone pillars. Follow the road to the immediate right, travel straight for 1 mile. The campground and picnic site is adjacent to a pond.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: June through Labor Day Weekend .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed till 5/28/01. Updated: 2001-05-16 14:31:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Camp Hale Memorial Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing The picnic ground has a nearby pond.
Yes
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Camp Hale
Yes
ICON Picnicking
Yes



Related Activities
Camp Hale Memorial Campground - The Camp Hale Memorial Campground is located in historic Camp Hale, south of Minturn, at an elevation of 9200 feet. The campground consists of 21 sites and reservations are accepted.

Camp Hale Observation Site - Camp Hale is the historic training site of the 10th Mountain Division, which trained here during W.W.II. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Upper Eagle River General Forest Area - The Upper Eagle River General Forest Area includes most of the area from Minturn, south to Tennessee Pass.



More Information
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Visitor Information:

Holy Cross Ranger District, 24747 US HWY 24, P.O. Box 190 , Minturn, CO, 81645, Phone: 970-827-5715, Fax: 970-827-9343

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