• Sport

Hauteluce - Girotte Dam

Beautiful panoramas on the lake and the dam of La Girotte, the Col du Joly and Mt Blanc. Stop to the restaurant the Chalet de la Colombe to discover the unique documents redrawing the construction of the dam, and listen to the famous legend of the lake.

Sport Hauteluce - Girotte Dam Hauteluce


Departing from Hauteluce (73620)
Average length : 04h15
Total elevation gain : 565m
Vertical drop : 565m
Distance : 8.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

Total elevation gain : 565m
Altitude max : 2056m
Vertical drop : 565m

Map references

IGN map of hiking in Beaufortain on sale at the Tourist Office

Topoguides references

"Balades en Beaufortain" on sale at the Tourist Office

Departure :
From Hauteluce take the direction of the resort of Hauteluce - Col du Joly - Les Contamines. Park in the hamlet of Belleville in the large car park at the foot of the cable car.

When you reach the road, take the path on the right that crosses the stream and follow the direction of Lac de la Girotte. Join the hamlet of Colombe.
Take the track that goes down to the right, then cross the stream on a bridge. The path continues along the edge of the forest until you reach the foot of the dam wall. From there, follow the track on the left to go up to the shepherd's cottage overlooking the lake. To return, retrace your steps for a hundred metres or so, then take the track that descends on the right to the Chalet "La Colombe". From there, take the same route as on the way out.


Free access.


Animals allowed

Before setting off on any hike, walk or activity in the open air, make sure you are aware of the rules of safety and good conduct!

Useful information and contacts
European emergency number: 112
Météo France: 0 892 68 02 73

Period of practice

From 01/06 to 01/10.

  • Pets welcome


Parking de Belleville 73620 Hauteluce
Departing from : Hauteluce (73620)
Latitude : 45.773127 - Longitude : 6.639658
Information update on 13/08/2023 by Communauté d'agglomération Arlysère