Lago Verde - Crosenna Alp

This walk is part of the trek The Queyras circuit - Val Pellice.

2nd stage is entirely in Italy allowing you to walk alongside the many military buildings that protect the nearby border. The long descent before the shelter lets you enjoy the Italian pastures that appear much greener than the French. This is due to the more abundant moisture from this side of the border.

Technical sheet
No. 4098423
A Prali walk posted on 14/09/15 by LB_Neil. Update : 03/07/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 6h40[?]
Distance Distance : 9.08mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2854ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 5892ft
Highest point Highest point : 9111ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5446ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Queyras, Dauphiné
Location Location : Prali
Starting point Starting point : N 44.828044° / E 7.020569°
Arrival Arrival : N 44.802228° / E 7.034603°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3637OT, 3637OTR
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Description

Leaving the Lago Verde shelter (S) heading north-east on a well-marked trail. Then follows an easy regular climb, which runs steadily through the pass under the Aiguille Gran Guglia.

(1) Heading due east now, pass by paths to the right leading to Punta Cerisira and Fiunira and take the wide military trails to the left that lead to the passes of Brard and Le Loup and finally Guillan.

(2) Then make a wide 90° right turn to begin the descent by the wide track, continuing on the right at intersections.

(3) Favour the right path rather than the track which reconnects below. 200 m further south, turn right again to reach Colletta Faure.

(4) Take the westbound track to the right as far as its terminus on the western trail.

(5) Reach a further crossroads and pass by the path on the right path to get down the one on the left leading due south. A number of loop help lose altitude keeping the hamlet of Alpe Crosenna, the end of the day’s trek, in sight (6).

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 8484ft - Refuge du Lago Verde
1 : mi 0.47 - alt. 9029ft - Pass under the Aiguille Gran Guglia
2 : mi 3.8 - alt. 8074ft - Col Guillan
3 : mi 4.74 - alt. 6946ft - Crossroads of the pass and the trail
4 : mi 5.81 - alt. 6946ft - Colletta Faure
5 : mi 6.87 - alt. 7398ft - Terminus of the track
A : mi 9.08 - alt. 5446ft - Alpe Crosenna

Useful Information

Long, not particularly difficult hike.
Standard itinerant backpacker equipment is required.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3637OT, 3637OTR.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

The old military buildings of which only ruins remain. Indeed these bunkers and the surrounding barracks were mostly destroyed following the peace agreements after the Second World War.

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