From the car park near the mountain hut “Cason de Rozes”, following the path of an old military road dating back to the Great War, the route takes you through a clearing for a short distance. Then it enters the forest and the uphill gradient increases a little, taking you up until you reach the slopes at the foot of the Rozes rocks. From here, continue until you reach a fork, where you turn right on track 402. Carry on along the track until you reach the gully named Forcella Col dei Bos, between the like-named mountain and the impressive Tofana di Rozes. Like all the mountains in this area, Col dei Bos was the theatre of bitter fighting between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies between 1915 and 1918. After going around the northern face of Col dei Bos, you can start up the ridge, reaching the summit after about half an hour’s walk.
For the return trip, follow the same route back.
The route may present difficulties due to the distance, the total ascent and the variable conditions of the snow cover.
Hikers are strongly recommended to seek assistance from mountain guides and to check snow and weather conditions before any trip.
How to reach the starting point
From the centre of Cortina, take the road towards the Falzarego Pass. After about 20 minutes, almost 1 km before reaching the 5 Torri chairlift car park, you will see an unpaved parking area in a clearing, to the right of the road.
From the centre of Cortina, take the bus towards the Falzarego Pass, and ask to get off at stop n° 291 near the “Cason de Rozes” car park.
The hiking time is for the entire itinerary.