Colfosco - Puez
From Colfosco along the Val Edelweiß to the Ütia de Puez Hut
Overview: A hike rich in contrasts, with astonishing changes of scenery. You will walk through the verdant Val Edelweiß valley, flanked by the sheer rock walls of the Sassongher and Sas Ćiampac mountains until you reach the Forcela Ćiampëi. Once here, you’ll think you’ve been transported to another planet; Puez irregular rocky plain, often compared to a lunar landscape, is also known for the beauty and variety of its mountain flora.
Starting point: Colfosco – bus stop (1624 m)
Itinerary: Leaving the last houses of Colfosco behind, going west, you enter Val Edelweiß, walking along trail nr. 4, passing the refuge and, further on, a tiny votive chapel. Still on trail nr. 4, skirt by Lake Ćiampëi, and, after climbing steep winding trails over rubble and rocky spurs, you will reach the Ćiampëi Pass (2366 m), as it opens out onto the Puez plateau.
Go right here (trail nr. 2), crossing the vast plain, initially to the north before switching west, coming next to the
Ütia de Puez Hut (2475 m), lying in a green hollow beneath Col de Puez (2h 40min.).
Return to Colfosco by the same route (1h 50min.).
Refreshments: Ütia Edelweiß, Ütia de Puez
Type of trail: simple path