Col du Palet
Col du Palet

Col du Palet

Col du Palet is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.658m (8,720ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road to the summit, located within the Vanoise National Park, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is impassable from October to June. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. At the summit there’s a mountain refuge (Refuge du Col du Palet) and a small lake (Lac du Grattaleu). A minor road at the pass climbs up to 2.677m (8,782ft) above the sea level, to a chairlift.
Pic: gurvan le nir

 

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