Italiaoutdoors Guide to the Dolomites

Catinaccio Mountain Group

Italiaoutdoors guide to the Catinaccio Dolomites

The Catinaccio group (Rosengarten-Gruppe or simply Rosengarten in German; Ciadenac in Ladin) is a massif of the Dolomites, located between the Valle di Tires/Tierstal, the Val d'Ega/Eggental, and Val di Fassa. Parts of the group are protected by the Parco Naturale dello Sciliar/Naturpark Schlern, one of seven Natural Parks in South Tyrol.

The Catinaccio group is well known for the pink tinge that its rocks take on at dusk, a phenomenon known as enrosadira in Ladin – an idiom somehow encompassing a combination of both Italian and German.

The major valleys in the mountain chain are (from W to E) the Val di Vael, the Val di Vajolet, the Val di Udai, the Val di Dona and the Val Duron. The Catinaccio group in the territories of Trento Province and Bolzano Province (South Tyrol).


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Main Peaks of the Catinaccio Group

  • Catinaccio d’Antermoia (3,004 m)
  • Cima Catinaccio (2,981 m)
  • Croda dei Cirmei (2,902 m)
  • Cima Scalieret (2,887 m)
  • Torri di Vajolet (2,821 m)
  • Croda di Re Laurino (2,813 m)
  • Cima Sforcella (2,810 m)
  • Roda di Vael (2,806 m)
  • Pizzo di Valbona (2,802 m)
  • Cima delle Poppe (2,768 m)
  • Croda Davoi (2,745 m)
  • Crepe di Lausa (2,719 m)
  • Cima di Mezzo del Principe (2,705 m)
  • Cogolo di Larsec (2,679 m)
  • Punta Emma (2,617 m)
  • Torre Gardeccia (2,483 m)

Mountain Huts in the Catinaccio Group

  • Rifugio Ciampedie (1.998 m)
  • Rifugio Negritella (1.950 m)
  • Rifugio Gardeccia (1.949 m)
  • Rifugio Catinaccio (1.946 m)
  • Rifugio Stella Alpina (1.972 m)
  • Rifugio Paolina (2.127 m)
  • Rifugio Roda di Vaèl (2.280 m)
  • Baita Marino Pederiva (2.275 m)
  • Rifugio Vajolet (2.243 m)
  • Rifugio Preuss (2.243 m)
  • Rifugio Re Alberto (2.621 m)
  • Rifugio Passo Santner (2.741 m)
  • Rifugio Passo Principe (2.601 m)
  • Rifugio Bergamo al Principe (2.134 m)
  • Rifugio Antermoia (2.496 m)
  • Rifugio Alpe di Tires (2.440 m)
  • Rifugio Duca di Pistoia (1.774 m)
  • Rifugio Fronza alle Coronelle (2.337 m)