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07 DELL'ARCO PASS from the Siera pass - Sappada

Long distance hiking trail · Carnia
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  • Appena usciti dal bosco vista verso Sappada
    / Appena usciti dal bosco vista verso Sappada
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Vista verso il Creton dell'Arco
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Visat verso la Terza Piccola
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Vista verso il Col Lanar con dietro il gruppo del Clap
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Il passo dell'Arco
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Il passo dell'Arco
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
  • / Il passo dell'Arco
    Photo: © Piller Hoffer Manuel, Visit Sappada Dolomiti
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A narrow mountain pass, not very pronounced,between scrub-overed mountainside of the Col Mughi and the northern shoulder of the Creton dell'Arco from which the pass takes its name. The name already gives the game away!. There really is an arch! An unusual form of erosion, the result of millennia of activity by atmospheric agents, which carved this great rock arch. The pass connects the area of ​​the Siera-Cadin Vette Nere with the Cadin di Fuori.
moderate
4.4 km
2:15 h
798 m
91 m
The proposed route is in full sun, not tiring and very fulfilling because, although the altitude is not that great, you almost get the impression of being on a mountaintop, so wide and beautiful is the panorama in almost all directions up there. A tip: given the narrowness of the site, in the presence of several walkers (a not uncommon event), rather than stopping at the pass and perhaps even being forced to eat a sandwich standing, it’s worth moving ten metres to the right (north) towards the Col dei Mughi, where you'll find a bit more space for a little well-deserved break.
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Updated: June 16, 2020

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moderate
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Highest point
1900 m
Lowest point
1193 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

Follow itinerary n. 6 as far as the fork at 1518 m (signed) from whence a path (n. 317) sets off down towards the riverbed of the newly-sprung river Siera, crossing it using a comfortable boardwalk before heading into the forest and rising with wide, smooth and regular turns. Almost without realizing it you find yourself out of the larch and fir and in a dominant position overlooking the open spaces surrounding the Siera pass below. A few more comfortable turns and you reach your destination.

Return

The return takes place along the path used for the ascent.

A good alternative is to return to Sappada using itinerary n. 8 (note: this includes a short section with difficulty EE) thus completing the ring of the Col Mughi.

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Coordinates

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46.561666, 12.688138
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46°33'42.0"N 12°41'17.3"E
UTM
33T 322809 5159051
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
798 m
Descent
91 m

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