The Dorfer valley near Kals am Grossglockner is well-known for its Dabaklamm gorge at the valley entrance and Lake Dorfer.
In the village of Burg in the national park municipality of Kals am Grossglockner, a beautiful approx. 3 hour hike to the Dorfer valley and the Dabaklamm gorge starts. The wild and romantic gorge with its roaring water and the viewing platforms is well-known and shows impressively the power of water. The hike proceeds further to the Kalser Tauernhaus mountain hut (1,755 m asl) and from there to a mountain lake of the same name as the valley, Lake Dorfer.
This natural treasure is located at 1,935 m asl in a rocky terrain, which is full of alpine roses in early summer. Lake Dorfer was formed after a huge rockfall. This place in the innermost area of the valley is part of the High Tauern National Park with its impressive alpine world which is reflected in the lake. For some time now, the entire Dorfer valley is part of the national park, the project to build a vast impounding reservoir in this gorgeous valley was rejected.
After the hike to Lake Dorfer it is a real boon, to cool down the tired feet in the clear water of the lake. But we don't recommend to take a bath, not even on a hot summer day. If you want to extend your hike, the Rudolfshütte mountain hut at 2,315 m asl is waiting for you.
Altitude: 1,935 m a.s.l.