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Colbricon Hut and Lakes

Snowshoeing · San Martino di Castrozza,Primiero,Vanoi
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  • Direction Colbricon Lake
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    Photo: N. Delvai, APT Val di Fiemme
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An immersion in the wonderful and enchanted forest of Paneveggio.
easy
Distance 4.7 km
2:30 h
300 m
15 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

The first part of the itinerary is also popular to ski mountaineers.
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Staff Outdoor Val di Fiemme
Update: March 09, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Passo Colbricon, 1,937 m
Lowest point
1,641 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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. 

Tips and hints

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

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

Start

Between Paneveggio and Passo Rolle (1,647 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.302587, 11.757746
DMS
46°18'09.3"N 11°45'27.9"E
UTM
32T 712368 5131364
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Destination

Colbricon Hut

Turn-by-turn 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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting 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).

Parking

On the left side right before the 1 st hairpin turn (1630 m).

Coordinates

DD
46.302587, 11.757746
DMS
46°18'09.3"N 11°45'27.9"E
UTM
32T 712368 5131364
w3w 
///trivet.ignore.knots
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
15 m
Forest roads Scenic Clear area Forest Insider tip Linear route
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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