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Col Cornu

Mountain Pass

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7

Our Rating

Good

Col Cornu is a high mountain pass located in the Aiguille Rouge natural reserve. The mountain lake Lac Cornu is very nearby with a short trail leading you to the lake and back. A short traverse brings you to the very nearby Col de la Gliere from where the trail continue on towards the Index.


Col Cornu gives very nice views towards the Mont Blanc massif on one side, and towards the Pointe Anterne on the other side. There is one main trail running through Col Cornu which runs between Planpraz and Flegere using a higher route than the grand balcon sud. In winter Col Cornu is part of a popular ski touring route that takes you from the Cornu ski lift over the Col Cornu and Col de la Gliere and down towards Flegere.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2406m

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Mountain Pass

Col des Montets to Plan Praz via the Lacs

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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A tough but beautiful trail that takes you from the Col des Montets upto Lac Blanc and from there you traverse the Aiguilles Rouges and visit Lacs Noirs and Lac Cornu

Trail Length

Length

16.45km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 12.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1552m / -1011m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Lac Cornu

7

Nearest Town

Good

Lake

Pictoresque lake located north from the Col du Cornu

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2276m

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Lacs Noirs

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Lake

Two small lakes near de Col de la Gliere, reachable using the Index life at Flegere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2550m

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Col de la Gliere

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Mountain pass above the Grand Balcon Sud near the Lacs Noirs and Lac Cornu

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2461m

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La-Haut Index-Flegere

7

Nearest Town

Good

Snack Bar

High altitude snack bar located next to the Index Chair lift at Flegere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2400m

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Longitude:

6.85463

Latitude:

45.95537

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