President Biden visits Colorado

WATCH: President Biden in Colorado to designate Camp Hale a national monument
Published: Oct. 12, 2022 at 12:02 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 12, 2022 at 4:26 PM MDT
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VAIL, Colo. (KKTV) - President Joe Biden is visiting Colorado on Wednesday as he announced the establishment of a national monument.

President Biden landed in Colorado at about 11:45 a.m. He spoke to the public at about 1:30 p.m. and you can watch a replay at the top of this article.

The president talked about Colorado’s environment as he declared Camp Hale north of Leadville a national Monument.

“The rugged landscape of Camp Hale – Continental Divide serves as a testament to a pivotal moment in America’s military history, as these peaks and valleys forged the elite soldiers of the famed 10th Mountain Division -- the Army’s first and only mountain infantry division -- that helped liberate Europe in World War II,” part of a news release from the White House reads. “The area lies within the ancestral homelands of the Ute Tribes, along the Continental Divide in north-central Colorado, and is treasured for its historical and spiritual significance, stunning geological features, abundant recreation opportunities, and rare wildlife and plants. The area’s mountains and valleys also shaped our modern outdoor recreation economy, which today supports millions of American jobs.”

The Colorado COP Press Office issued a statement on his visit.

President Biden in Colorado to designate Camp Hale as a national monument
WATCH: President Biden lands in Colorado, greets state leaders ahead of Camp Hale designation