Project proposed to restore Camp Hale

By Melanie Wong

CAMP HALE — Modern visitors to Camp Hale might have had a hard time recognizing the popular recreation area between Red Cliff and Leadville had they seen it in the 1930s.Today’s Camp Hale features a number of dirt roads leading deeper into National Forest Service land, and the abandoned framework of what was once a U.S. Army training facility. But before the Army arrived in the 1940s and completely dredged the plain and rerouted the water into a single ditch, the landscape was vastly different.“Before, there were 450 acres of wetlands, and once the camp was made, that was reduced …

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