Camp Hale and Kokomo Pass Hike, near Vail
Sun. June 24, 2018
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free and open to the public, registration required.
Hike Kokomo pass above Camp Hale. Camp Hale was the training ground for the famed 10th Mountain Division of ski troopers during WWII. The beautiful high alpine valley was recently proposed by Senator Michael Bennet as a National Historic Landscape because of its historic contribution to the armed forces and to the ski industry in the United States.
We will use the Colorado Trail #2109 to reach Kokomo Pass from Camp Hale. The trail begins in the Pando valley meandering through wildflowers and aspen. It then climbs up a steep canyon through meadows and evergreen forests on an old logging road for 2.5 miles, to an abandoned sawmill site. From there, the trail gains elevation along three switchbacks to an alpine meadow before ascending up a steep ravine to Kokomo Pass.
Wilderness Workshop invites you to join us on this very timely hike and will give you the tools you need to help us advocate for on behalf of the Continental Divide Wilderness, Recreation, and Camp Hale Legacy Act.
- Very difficult hike – 12 miles round-trip | 2600 ft. elevation gain.
- USGS Map(s): Pando, Copper Mtn
- No dogs are allowed.
- This family program is appropriate for those 10 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
- Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Suggested Day Hike Gear List
- Participants should carry their own personal first aid kit.
- 4-wheel drive vehicles are helpful, but not required to drive to the trailhead. A carpool option may be available.
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, City of Aspen, The Aspen Times, and True Nature Healing Arts.
Leaders: Susie Kincade
Location: Near Vail
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