A memorable road trip to Mont Colombis
Mont Colombis is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.734m (5,686ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.
The road to reach the summit has a dead end. It’s asphalted, narrow but in a reasonably good condition. The summit is crowned with communications towers. After the summit there is a short descend to a location with a superb view on the Lac de Serre-Ponçon and high summits behind it. Lake Serre-Ponçon (Lac de Serre-Ponçon) is one of the largest artificial lakes in western Europe.
To reach the summit, starting from Remollon, the ascent is 12.3 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.066 meters. The average percentage is 8.7 %. The mean slope is considerable (8.7%) but two parts, namely from 2.5 to 4 km and a stretch of 3.5 km just before the end exceed 10% on average. The road comes across the Demoiselles coiffées, an impressive rock formation caused by erosion. The summit offers one of the most beautiful views all over Europe.
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