Skis & Guns: The History of Camp Hale, the 10th Mountain Division & Vail



Just 20 miles south of Vail lies Camp Hale. This former army base was home to over 15,000 soldiers and army personnel during world war 2 and served as the base for the United States 10th Mountain Division—its first and only ever active division of mountain soldiers. The history of the 10th Mountain Division lives on in the ski areas and mountain communities of Colorado, many of which, like Vail, were built by veterans of the 10th. Go on a guided snowshoe hike into Camp Hale and learn about some of the history of the Camp and the 10th Mountain Division, all while taking in the views of the mountains surrounding the Pando Valley.

$35 (transportation from Walking Mountains Science Center), $30 (meet at the trailhead). Ages 12+

March 23 – Register
Location: Camp Hale Difficulty: Easy