Salanfe’s discovery trail

This is a beautiful family walk, accessible to all, and offering exceptional views of Salanfe, the surrounding peaks, the lake and the dam. Updated in 2019 with the promotion of the remains of the construction of the dam, this path is dotted with six explanatory panels between Van d´en Haut and the lake. Historical photos on the crowning of the wall highlights the gigantic construction site between 1947 and 1952. The Discovery Trail brochure is on sale at the Inn.

From the Van d’en Haut campsite, follow the path that goes up to the Salanfe dam, see itinerary. From the Inn, head in the direction of Susanfe pass, taking the former jeep track. Half-way between the inn and the other end of the lake, close to a fountain, you will find the foundations of the old mountain chalets (1) which were flooded when the dam was inaugurated. At the end of the lake, you will discover a spectacular delta (2), with an overhanging glacier known as the Glacier Noir (Black Glacier). From there, head upwards again in the direction of Ottans (3). The trail will bring you Salanfe dam, a gravity dam installed in 1952.

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Contact

Auberge de Salanfe
Familly Fabienne et Nicolas Marclay
Case postale 7
CH-1922 Salvan

Phone +41 27 761 14 38

auberge@salanfe.ch

Altitude : 1925 m.

Swiss Grid : 563’830 / 110’460
GPS : 32T 343135 5111859