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Crupillouse Lakes

in Champoléon
15.7 km
Round-trip
  • A long hike, with bends and crossings, which goes up following the waterfalls to the string of lakes in their mineral setting.

  • From the car park cross. Baumes hamlet to the start of the track (information board). After 5 minutes, turn left off the track and go towards Valestrèche valley. After a few bends, reach the big crossing the scree slope. Then, rocky inclines lead to the Pas de l'Ours. A succession of bends across the scree slope then large crossings take you to the old jas de Crupillouse (shelter under the rocks) then the Crupillouse lower cirque. After the last grasslands, a series of bends and a large...
    From the car park cross. Baumes hamlet to the start of the track (information board). After 5 minutes, turn left off the track and go towards Valestrèche valley. After a few bends, reach the big crossing the scree slope. Then, rocky inclines lead to the Pas de l'Ours. A succession of bends across the scree slope then large crossings take you to the old jas de Crupillouse (shelter under the rocks) then the Crupillouse lower cirque. After the last grasslands, a series of bends and a large diagonal enabling you to reach the threshold of the lower lake that you will only discover at the last minute. There, motivated by tiredness, it would be tempting to abandon the ascent. Continue for 10 more minutes to reach the base of the second lake (or the shoulder that separates them) to fully benefit from the whole view of the cirque and the panorama across Champoléon.
  • Departure : Les Baumes.
    Arrival : Les Baumes.
    From the Maison de la Vallée at Pont du Fossé, go up the road to Orcières until Pont de Corbières. Go up the Champoléon valley until Baumes hamlet.
    Parking : Car park at the entrance to Baumes hamlet.
    A summer shuttle service from Gap to Aubert passing through Champoléon valley.
  • Documentation
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