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Colbricon Hut and Lakes

Predazzo
Category
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
3:30
in hours
Distance
9.5
in km
Suggested period
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An immersion in the wonderful and enchanted forest of Paneveggio.
The area of Colbricon is the most well-known and appreciated of the Paneveggio Park. Its environment is relaxing and quiet, especially at the beginning of the path, in the famous “Forest of Violins”. Once passed Malga Colbricon, located at the edge of the wood, the environment changes completely, with a view on Grande Colbricon and Cimon della Pala.
Further information and useful links

APT Val di Fiemme - Tel. +39 0462 241111 - info@visitfiemme.it - www.visitfiemme.it  

www.guide-alpine.it or www.guidealpinevaldifiemme.it   

Route data
Easy
Distance
9,5 km
Duration
3 h 30 min
Ascent
300 m
Decent
300 m
Technical skills
Physical condition
Scenary
Highest point
1.937 m
Lowest point
1.641 m
Suggestions
The first part of the itinerary is also popular to ski mountaineers.
Safety guidelines

Quite long but easy itinerary, mainly on forest road and with no avalanche danger, even with a lot of snow. 

 

THE 10 RULES FOR HIKERS 

  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Remember, snowpack stability is subject to sudden and unforeseeable changes and shifts. Always check the local avalanche before departure and make sure you gather all possible information concerning current conditions from the local Mountain Guides. GPS tracks are merely indicative of the more standard routes but must not be followed blindly without first checking current slope and terrain conditions. 

Starting point
Between Paneveggio and Passo Rolle
Directions

WAY UP Take the forest road on the right (direction Malga Colbricon) and then the path until you reach the wood edge at Malga Colbricon, usually buried by snow. Keep walking south-east and slightly descending you will reach the bottom of a nice little valley at the foot of Colbricon Grande. Go on in the same direction as far as Passo di Colbricon, from where you will see Rifugio and Lake Colbricon. Walking along the lake on the right side you will reach the mountain hut, closed in winter (1927 m)

WAY BACK On the same itinerary.

How to get there
From Predazzo take the road towards Passo Rolle. Pass the Visitor Centre of Paneveggio Park and, still in the direction of Passo Rolle, park on the left side right before the 1 st hairpin turn (1630 m).
Where to park
On the left side right before the 1 st hairpin turn (1630 m).

Warm and waterproof winter clothes. Spare shirt, gloves, wool cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, snacks, hiking shoes and hiking poles.

It’s COMPULSORY to carry with you an avalanche rescue kit consisting of avalanche transceiver, probe and shovel.

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