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Camp Hale Memorial Campground

Capacity: 105 People
Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 10 Days
Number of Sites: 21
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted



Camp Hale Memorial Campground Reservations



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General Description

Campsite at Camp Hale Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Campsite at Camp Hale Campground
INTRODUCTION
This campground is sparsely timbered with lodgepole pine. There are opportunities for fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, mountain biking, and some hiking. The campground and picnic site is located within historic Camp Hale, 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.

FACILITIES

Campsites: 21

Water: Hand Pump

Tables: Available

Fire Grates: Available

Toilets: Vault Type

Electric Hookups: Not Available

Dump Station: Not Available

OTHER INFORMATION
Campground Host: Yes
Level of Use: Moderate
Trash Service: Available

Directions from Vail: Take I-70 west 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 east 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: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day or September (NOTE: OPEN (Summer 2001). Seasons vary depending on snow depth and weather. This campground is available at No charge after Sept. 30th but no services are available. Access may be blocked by snow in Winter) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Prices subject to change. Inc



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
OPEN 05/28/01. Closes 09/30/01 Updated: 2001-05-16 14:25:00.0


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Filed By: LEE & MARY
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: COLD WINDS IN AM. EVEN IN JULY. ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO GO TO GET AWAY WE TRY TO GET THERE ONCE A YEAR. CHECK BEFORE YOU GO TO SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON. BIKE RACES. MUST SEE SOME OF THE HUTS IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HIKE TO THEM.
Conditions: NO SNOW IN JULY BUT IT IS STILL COOL IN THE AM
Water Availability: WE BRING ARE WATER JUST TO MAKE SURE

Filed By: Neil Statz (Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Our campground host, the beauty of the area, and the diversity of activities, made this campground one of our favorite places to visit. Rich,(our campground host) knows everything there is to know about camp hale, for instance. Camp Hale History,mountain bike trails, hiking trails,10th mountain huts,rock climbing, resturants, laundry, and minnturn's once a year sale. Thank's Rich Neil,Ken,and Amy Statz



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Camp Hale Memorial Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing East Fork Eagle River, Forest Road 714.
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving The McAllister Gulch/Hornsilver, No Name, Ranch Creek and Wearyman/Resolution four wheel drive roads can all be accessed from the Camp Hale area.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Colorado Trail: Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass and Camp Hale to Tennessee Pass
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Colorado Trail: Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass and Camp Hale to Tennessee Pass
No
ICON Big Game Hunting surrounding area
Yes
ICON Small Game Hunting surrounding area
Yes
ICON Viewing Historic Sites Camp Hale is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Colorado Trail: Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass and Camp Hale to Tennessee Pass
Yes
ICON Picnicking Camp Hale Picnic Ground, adjacent to the campground
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Ranch Creek Road, #755; Resolution Road, #702; McAllister Gulch, #708
Yes



Nearby Services

Nearest Pay Phone: national (Private - Profit) Directions: 3/4 of a mile north on HWY. 24.

Gas Station: national (Private - Profit) Directions: 17 miles north in Minturn.

Nearest Hospital: local (Private - Profit) Directions: 23 miles northwest in Vail.

Nearest Pay Phone: national (Private - Profit) Directions: 3/4 of a mile north on HWY 24.



Related Activities
Blodgett Campground - Blodgett is a small campground, with six sites, located in the Homestake Valley south of Minturn.

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.

Camp Hale Picnic Ground - The Camp Hale Picnic Ground is located at the Camp Hale Memorial Campground south of Minturn.

Colorado Trail - Camp Hale to Tennessee Pass - This portion of the Colorado Trail leads from historic Camp Hale, south of Minturn, to Tennessee Pass.

Colorado Trail- Camp Hale to Kokomo Pass - This portion of the Colorado Trail leads from historic Camp Hale, south of Minturn, to Kokomo Pass.

Hornsilver Campground - This small campground sits at the mouth of the Homestake Valley, along Hwy. 24 south of Minturn, at an elevation of 8,800 feet.

McAllister Gulch/Hornsilver Mountain Four-Wheel Dr - This steep and difficult jeep road begins south of Minturn at Camp Hale. It eventually links into the Wearyman, then the Shrine Pass roads, ending in the town of Redcliff.

No Name/Wurtz Ditch Four-Wheel Drive Road - The No Name Jeep Road is located south of Minturn. The road can link to Wurtz Ditch creating a loop back along Hwy. 24, however, snow fields remain late into the summer and the link is often not possible.

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

Wearyman/Resolution Four-Wheel Drive Road - The Wearyman Jeep Road begins east of Redcliff and eventually links to the Resolution Road, which leads to Hwy. 24 at Camp Hale.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Vail Valley Partnership, 100 East Meadow Drive , Vail, CO, 81657, Phone: 800-525-3875, Fax: 970-476-6008, www.visitvailvalley.com

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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