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Col de la Croix

The Col de la Croix was a mule track that took over 100 years to become a pass road

History

The Col de la Croix was opened in 1971 and connects Villars-sur-Ollon to Les Diablerets. The original mule track was fought over in the late 1700's and in 1869 a plan to build a road was made. Wars prevented the pass road from being finished until 1966 when work finally started.

Notes

The pass is particularly famous for its gypsum pyramids. The gypsum pyramids are a formed by erosion, water and wind have created sedimentary structures, that have become impressive pyramids.

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Statistics
Summit coordinates 46°19’30.2”N, 7°07’35.9”E
Summit Altitude 1778 metres
Distance 17 kilometres
Start Villars 1258 metres
End LLes Diablerets 1200 metres
Opens June to mid-October

Swiss Passes