Part of the Western Alps, the Dauphine, located entirely within France, is a compact region of large peaks with long summit ridges, rising above long stony valleys. The mountains, 23 of which rise above 12,000 feet, are well covered by glaciers, ice and snow. The highlight of the range is Ecrins, a steep and rugged glaciated pyramid, the only 4,000 meter peak in the range. The range is far enough south that the Mediterranean has considerable climatic influence, and the weather is generally gentler than elsewhere in the Alps.
Peaks of Dauphine Alps
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Ecrins - 13455 ft./4101 m.
- Grand Pic de Belledonne - 9767 ft./2977 m.
- Grand Veymont - 7680 ft./2341 m.
- Grande Ruine - 12352 ft./3765 m.
- Grande Sure - 6299 ft./1920 m.
- Les Bans - 12050 ft./3673 m.
- Meije - 13064 ft./3982 m.
- Mont Aiguille - 6842 ft./2085 m.
- Montagne des Agneaux - 12021 ft./3664 m.
- Pelvoux - 12936 ft./3943 m.
- Roche Faurio - 12237 ft./3730 m.