homeCol de la Platrière
Col de la Platrière Height Climbing height
Signs 2212m, 2220m
859m - 11.5 km (Château-Queyras)
1215m - 28.1 km (Guillestre)
1356m - 31.9 km (Guillestre N94)
Difficulty Beauty
3 (5) 5 (5)
How to get there This pass is on the south side of the Col d’Izoard road and is located on the parking place at the famous Casse Deserte. The climb to here from Château-Queyras (1353m) is the main difficulty on the Col d’Izoard pass climb. It is quite steep after Arvieux.
Other comments There are two signs announcing this pass at the parking place, but its authenticity as a true pass has been debated. On this map excerpt at centcols.org website you could see a path leading off (to another valley) from the point of this pass, so it is apparently correct. For cyclists this is just a place on the way to or from Col d’Izoard (2361m) (see that pass for more information).