Lago Stablo and Lago Fazzon

Elevation amsl: 1712
Location: Pellizzano
Catchment basin: Noce – Rio Val di Fazzon
Mountain chain: Adamello - Presanella
Subgroup: Presanella
Hiking time: 3.00 hours
Difficulty: T - Touring
Elevation gain: 430 m
SAT trail n°: 203
Restaurants: Malga Bassa Agritourism – Lago Caprioli Restaurant


From the town of Pellizzano take the road that goes to the plain of Fazzon and go all the way to the parking area (pay parking during the summer months) near the Malga Bassa (mountain dairy), located at 1280 m. Before starting off on your itinerary, enter into the visitor’s center, definitely worth a quick visit.  At the bottom of the mountain dairy, to the left, take the SAT 203 trail (by continuing on this trail, once you reach Stablo lake, you can also reach Serodoli Lake above Madonna di Campiglio in 4,30 hours). After a brief downhill section, take the grassy road north that in a short time will take you to the fir and larch wood. The trail, which is clearly marked, begins to gradually rise up through the thick vegetation towards the east. Do not follow the directions to the Alpino Restaurant and then turn right. After several steep turns and after having crossed a small wooden bridge, you will reach a wide open clearing where you can see the Cima Lastè to the south. (00.20 min.)

Here you will find the directions to Malga Alta (mountain dairy), Malga Artuik, Passo di Val Gelada. After crossing over the forestry road, follow the trail (you will find stakes placed in the ground in the first section) that climbs up through the old pasture below the mountain dairy. After coming out from the sparse larch and alder wood, you will find yourself near the Malga Alta di Pellizzano (mountain dairy), also called Malga di Sopra at 1546 m. 00.40 min.). Approximately 30 minutes from the mountain dairy, following the directions for Regina del Bosco located just above the mountain pasture, you can discover the small but striking lake called Lago di Stablo which is located below the Rifugio Artuik (mountain hut).

Return itinerary: descend down through the wood just below the Malga Alta (mountain dairy) and when you reach a clearing, follow the directions that will lead you south towards Fazzon Lake located at 1307 m. This is an easy trail that will at first take you along the hillside and then down to the lake. This charming artificial lake is most commonly known as Lago dei Caprioli. At first, the itinerary takes you down through a wood with conifers and alders and then you will reach a forestry road. From here, in only 10 minutes you will reach this panoramic lake which is also a popular destination.  A walk around the lake is definitely a must and after crossing the small bridge, that takes you onto the municipal road, you will return to the starting point. The Fazzon area is characterized by flat zones that alternate between peaty zones and small rocky hills:  caused by glacier advancement during the last ice age. (3.00 hours)

Photos and itinerary descriptions: Tiziano Mochen

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