The Colorado of Rustrel

A Rustrel walk posted on 05/06/13 by bernardino. Update : 22/11/16

A colourful visit to a place known as the Colorado of Provence.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h40[?]
Distance Distance : 5.16km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 90m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 93m
Highest point Highest point : 432m
Lowest point Lowest point : 356m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : Monts de Vaucluse
Location Location : Rustrel (84400)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.919709° / E 5.499823°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3242OT


Park in the large paying car park at the entrance to the site (D).

Take the big tarmacked path which quickly joins the GR6 (1).
Continue on the GR in a south-east direction up to the crossroads of paths where you will see an orange sign marked ACR1 (2).

Follow these waymarkers to do the circular walk shown on the attached map.
During the hike, it is possible to follow the signs for the ACR2 (blue) or the ACR3 (black). These signs indicate paths which enable you to explore the site via other waypoints.
All three trails meet up at the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.27 - alt. km 0.27 - GR6
2 : km 1.3 - alt. km 1.3 - Crossroads ACR1
D/A : km 5.16 - alt. km 5.16

Useful Information

On the Colorado of Provence site there are 3 ACR signs. ACR stands for 'Association Colorado Rustrel'. The Association produced marked trails for the whole site in order to enable visiting hikers to discover this charming site.
Now everyone can discover the White Desert, the Sahara, the Waterfall and many other things.
There is also a fee of € 6 which includes parking, the opportunity to discover the site and, in particular, the washing of the red ochre with a guide.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3242OT.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Oppedette gorges.
The hilltop villages of Simiane-la-Rotonde and Banon.
Apt and Forcalquier.

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