La Villa - Puez
From La Villa to Ütia de Puez Hut by way of Ütia Gardenacia Hut
Overview: Mountain excursion that crosses the entire eastern end of the Puez-Odle Nature Park. Puez’ Karst formation plain, likened by many to a lunar landscape, is also famed for the beauty and variety of its mountain flora.
Starting point: La Villa (1427 m) - Gardenaccia chairlift
Itinerary: From the chairlift station above the Ütia Sponata Hut,
head north, then go uphill on the left,following trail nr. 5, becoming ever steeper as it winds its way through alpine pines.
You will then reach a hop on/off ski lift under the craggy faces of Gherdenacia, before finally arriving at the plateau and the Ütia Gardenacia Hut (2051 m) (50min.).
Continue on trail nr. 11 until reaching the long valley leading to Ćiampanì. Climb up this valley for a short stretch, moving therefore to the left, and following trail nr. 15. After climbing over several rocky sections, you will come to the Forcela Gherdenacia. Cross the slightly downhill irregular Puez plateau, going past Col dala Sonè, until, firstly, you meet trail nr. 5, then nr. 2, one after another, finally reaching, after a gentle climb, the Ütia de Puez Hut (2475 m) (3h). You can return by the same path, or by taking trail nr. 2 then nr. 4
to Colfosco (1h 50min.).
End point: Ütia de Puez (2475 m)
Refreshments: Ütia Gardenacia, Ütia de Puez
Level of difficulty: medium/difficult walk
Type of trail: simple but steep path