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Hike to Rifugio Col Rodella

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Hike to Rifugio Col Rodella

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1500 1800 2100 2400 2700 m km 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 DES ALPES COL RODELLA

Climb up to where the Sassolungo and Sella mountains have no secrets.

This tour is located in the area of a road block and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
9.1 km
5:00 h
1150 m
1150 m

Col Rodella is the panoramic “balcony” of the Fassa Dolomites. Its privileged position overlooks the entire Val di Fassa, and allows you to take in all the main mountain groups in the area in one look.

Author’s recommendation

On beautiful sunny days, from the mountain hut’s terrace, you can enjoy the spectacle of numerous colourful paragliders taking off from the grassy face of Col Rodella and searching for thermal currents on its sunny sides.

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Author
TRACCIAtour SRL
Updated: August 29, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2443 m
Lowest point
1444 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Exposition
NESW

Rest Stop

DES ALPES
COL RODELLA

Safety information

The central section of the trail may become slippery in wet conditions. Being south-facing, on this trail it is necessary to carry enough drinking water, especially on hot summer days.

1) Prepare your itinerary

2) Choose a route that is suitable for your skill level

3) Choose suitable equipment and gear

4) Consult the snow/weather bulletins

5) Heading out on your own is more risky

6) Leave information on your itinerary and on the approximate time you expect to return

7) Do not hesitate to seek the support of a professional

8) Pay attention to the information and signs that you find along the trail

9) Do not hesitate to follow your steps backwards

10) In case of an accident, sound the alarm by calling the emergency number 112.

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Equipment

Hiking boots/shoes, windbreaker, a change of clothes, telescopic hiking sticks are useful.

Start

Canazei, Gries locality (1444 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.477761, 11.764273
UTM
32T 712190 5150845

Destination

Rifugio Col Rodella (2464m)

Turn-by-turn directions

You take the “Via della Cascata” uphill, climbing to the right of a river (a waterfall is clearly visible slightly to the left up above the road). You follow the directions for “Soracrepa - Col Rodella” - trail number 530. The paved road becomes a gravel road and passes by a parking area on the left.

You continue along the road, which quickly climbs and crosses the “Soracrepa” meadows, which already reward you with beautiful views over Canazei and Campitello.

The road narrows to become a mule track, and climbs decisively, continuing along the route marked 530 in the “Col Rodella” direction. The trail enters the woods, entering a picturesque valley dug out by the beautiful river that accompanies you on the way up.

At an elevation of about 2000 m, the path bends to the left and exits the forest. A final section on a meadow dotted with little houses allows you to reach the uphill station of the Col Rodella ski lift.

From here, you continue along the road to the nearby Rifugio Des Alpes, and climb on the left to the pinnacle of Col Rodella, where the mountain hut of the same name is located.

You can return to the starting point along the same route, either using the Col Rodella ski lift to Campitello, and then from there to Canazei on foot or by shuttle bus.

VARIATIONS:

Rifugio Col Rodella is also easy to reach with the “Col Rodella” ski lift facility, which starts from Campitello di Fassa. From the uphill station of the ski lift, you climb briefly along the forest road until you reach the mountain hut.

Or with the walk that starts from Passo Sella - Rifugio Valentini. You follow the forest road which travels past Rif. Salei, from Forcella Rodella and then continues towards Rif. Des Alpes on the Rodella, finally reaching the top of Col Rodella, and the mountain hut. Climbing time: About 1 hour - cumulative elevation gain about 250m - About 2.0 Km

Exactly behind the mountain hut ends the short via ferrata of Col Rodella, which starts a few hundred metres to the west of the Col Rodella ski lift uphill station. This excursion is suitable only for people with the equipment and experience necessary to climb a route graded EEA (which stands for Escursionisti Esperti con Attrezzatura - Expert Hikers with Equipment). Since it is an equipped route that is very panoramic and not particularly difficult, it may be the ideal opportunity to try your first steps in this environment, accompanied by an Alpine mountain guide.

Getting there

SS48 delle Dolomiti.

Parking

Canazei, Gries locality. Parking on the right hand side as you enter the town.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Similar tours nearby

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  • Hike to Rifugio Des Alpes
  • Lupo Bianco – Rifugio Valentini at Passo Sella
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1150 m
Descent
1150 m
Scenic In and out With refreshment stops

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Highest point
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