13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations to Beat the Heat!

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This summer is hot whether you are on the east coast, west coast, north or south! If you are thinking you could use a getaway to a cool (literally) location, then you may want to check out our 13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations with lodging and/or RV camping!

If about 4,000 ft up sounds like heat relief, then check out our convenient destination links below!

13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations
Big Bear Marina

Camp Navajo, AZ: Located about 15 miles from Flagstaff, Camp Navajo is approximately 7,100 ft above sea level. Average summer temperatures hover around 80 degrees with it cooling down to around 40 degrees at night! Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Historic Route 66, Grand Canyon Railway Tour or visit Oak Creek Canyon to get your started!

Fort Huachuca, AZ: Located about an hour south of Tuscon, Fort Huachuca is approximately 4,600 ft above sea level. Although average summer temperatures are in the high 80’s to low 90’s, the dryer air is more tolerable with lows in the mid-60’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit old mining towns, ghost towns and Spanish ruins tours or one of the many outdoor recreation areas!

13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations
Fort Huachuca IHG Army Hotels – Candlewood Suites

Big Bear Recreational Facility, CA: Located in the heart of the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear Recreational Facility is approximately 6,700 ft above sea leave with average summer temperatures hitting around 80 degrees and lows in the 40’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit San Bernardino National Forest, hike the facility trail loop, or visit Big Bear Lake for water activities.

Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Recreation Facility, CA: Located about 30 miles southwest of Reno, Lake Tahoe Coast Guard Recreation Facility is about 6,220 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the low 80’s and cool nights in the mid 40’s. Offers lodging. Things to do: Visit Lake Tahoe resort areas, the Sierra Mountains, or one of the many outdoor recreational sites to explore beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Mountain Warfare Training Center, CA: Located near Bridgeport in the Toiyabe National Forest, Mountain Warfare Training Center is approximately 6,700 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the low 80’s and cool mornings in the low 40’s. Offers lodging. Things to do: Visit Sawtooth Ridge, Travertine Hot Springs or Bodie State Historic Park.

Buckley AFB, CO: Located on the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains, Buckley AFB is approximately 5,660 ft above sea level with average temperatures in the high 80’s and morning temperatures around 55 degrees. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Explore Buffalo Bill Gravesite and Museum, Mile High Thrill Rides or one of the many old west towns.

13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations
Rocky Mountain Lodge Buckley AFB

Fort Carson, CO: Located on the front range of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Carson is approximately 6,000 ft above sea  level with average summer temperatures in the low to mid 80’s with nights dropping to comfortable mid 50’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods or the Glen Eyrie Castle.

Yellowstone Country Trailers, ID: Located about 20 miles west of West Yellowstone, the Yellowstone Country Trailers are almost 6,300 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures around 80 degrees and cool nights in the 40’s. Offers RV camping trailers. Things to do: Visit Yellowstone National Park, Henry’s Fork of the Snake River or enjoy majestic scenery hikes.

Fort William Henry Harrison, MT: Located just outside of Helena, Fort William Henry Harrison sits at almost 4,000 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the the mid 80’s and lows in the mid 50’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Helena Cathedral, Original Governor’s Mansion or one of the many outdoor recreation areas.

Fallon NAS, NV: Located amidst the natural beauty of the Northern Nevada high desert, Fallon NAS is almost 4,000 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the the low 90’s (but not humid) and lows in the mid 50’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Enjoy fishing, boating and outdoor activities at Carson River and Lake Lahontan.

Klamath Falls ANG, OR: Located at the southern tip of the Upper Klamath Lake, Klamath Falls ANG is approximately 4,100 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the mid 80’s and lows in the low 50’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit Crater Lake, Mt Shasta or enjoy some of the best fishing around!

Dugway Proving Ground, UT: Located in rural open range country south of the Great Salt Lake, Dugway Proving Ground is about 4,350 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the low 90’s and moderate mornings in the low 60’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit the mysterious Great Salt Lake, Big Cottonwood Canyon or The Tabernacle.

13 High Altitude Military Base Destinations
Desert Lodge IHG Army Hotels Dugway Proving Ground

Hill AFB, UT: Located in northern Utah bordered by the Wasatch Mountains on the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west, Hill AFB is approximately 4,800 ft above sea level with average summer temperatures in the high 80’s and lows in the higher 50’s. Offers lodging and RV camping. Things to do: Visit Canyon Falls in the Wasatch Cache National Forest, Great Salt Lake or the Lagoon Amusement Park.




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