Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Short Hike from Colfosco to Jimmy Hütte

Left: Winter brown on trail #8 to Jimmy Hütte. Right: June 2008, the same trail in green.
Winter golden brown on trail #8 to Jimmy Hütte.June 2008, the same trail in green.

Left: The route from Nature Hotel Delta to Jimmy Hütte. Right: The last part of the trail to Jimmy follows the gondola.
The route from Nature Hotel Delta to Jimmy Hütte.The last part of the trail to Jimmy follows the gondola.

Left: Trail 8b, a scenic view under larches. Right: View east/southeast back to Corvara.
Trail 8b, a scenic view under the larches.View east/southeast back to Corvara.

Length: ~5 km (3 miles)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Elevation: 300 m (~1,000 ft) gained, max 1958 m, starting 1705 m
Location: Italy, Trentino Alto-Adige, Alta Badia, Colfoso

We did this hike 8 years ago, as part of a longer hike from Colfosco to Jimmy Hütte and then swinging on a clockwise arc (Alta Via 2) through the Parco Naturale Puez Odlde back to Colfosco. Today, we just did the easy part, Colfosco to Jimmy. For more information on the hike 8 years ago, see Alta Badia – Some Dolomite Hikes.

What a glorious day, for the weather and not to be in ski boots for a third day. We skied Friday and Saturday (see Alta Badia Dolomites Weekend and Skiing the Sellaronda). The trail to Jimmy is straightforward: trail 8B from Colfosco up to the intersection with trail 8 and then head to Passo Gardena. Jimmy Hütte sits south and just below the Pizes de Cir mountain range.

We ate very well at Jimmy Hütte. It was different from when we were there in June 2008 and it wasn't open, and we sat on the empty deck eating sandwiches and drinking homemade Dolcetto wine.

We cheated by taking the Frara gondola back down to Colfosco instead of walking back. We rationalized it by the fact that we need to get on the road back to Bergamo as quick as possible to avoid the traffic of the A22, which we hit anyways.

Views back toward Colfosco and Corvara with the Gruppo delle Cunturines.
Views back toward Colfosco and Corvara with the Gruppo delle Cunturines.Views back toward Colfosco and Corvara with the Gruppo delle Cunturines.

Left: Our group walks in the mid morning light toward Jimmy Hütte. Right: Jimmy Hütte appears on the horizon, under the Pizes de Cir group. 
Our group walks in the mid morning light toward Jimmy Hütte.Jimmy Hütte appears on the horizon, under the Pizes de Cir group.

Left: In June 2008, Jimmy Hütte was closed. We ate sandwiches and homemade wine. Center and right: Salmon starter and glass of wine at Jimmy Hütte.
In June 2008, Jimmy Hütte was closed. We ate sandwiches and homemade wine.Salmon starter and glass of wine at Jimmy Hütte.Salmon starter and glass of wine at Jimmy Hütte.

Left: View of Colfosco from the trail. Right: Markers for trail 8 and 8b.
View of Colfosco from the trail.Markers for trail 8 and 8b.

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