The trail starts at the marmots site and follows a tarmacked road before branching off to the right to reach a marked dirt trail. You can see the marmots’ burrows from afar. If you stay far enough away, you will easily observe them eat, play, run or sunbathe on the rocks. CAUTION: do not feed them (it is a threat to their health), this mammal finds all it needs in its natural surroundings. You will find panels telling you all about this exceptional natural site, classified as Natura 2000 for its environmental value (steppe-like ecosystem of the Durance). You are at the foot of the ramparts of Mont-Dauphin, whose rock faces have climbing routes. You can descend from here by the tarmacked part of the road closed to vehicles, up to the starting point carpark. There is a view of the modern part of the village of Eygliers, the Durance valley and the summits of the Écrins mountains, including the Pelvoux and its peak at 3.946 m.
"HIKING, On foot in the Guillestrois – Great WALKS" - Guidebook sold in tourism offices in the area.
From Guillestre, link up to the N94 towards "Briançon". At the roundabout of the N94, turn right to Eygliers station. Park your car on the carpark to the right a few metres from there.
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