Adamello Brenta Park is the largest protected area in Trentino and one of the largest in the Alps. It covers a mountain area of 620.51 square km, between the 477 and 3,558m of altitude. In the west it includes the imposing Adamello-Presanella mountain group (Trentino section), the realm of waters: huge glaciers, impetuous streams, spectacular waterfalls, dozens of enchanting small lakes. Among the several wonderful valleys entering the massif, Val Genova, very long and wild, dominates for its unique charm. Here, in a striking crown of summits, spectacular waterfalls strike up a natural symphony. In the east, the Park includes Dolomiti di Brenta: a fairy-like sequence of pinnacles, towers, and overhanging walls. Several charming valleys, each with its particular features, characterize it: among them, the extraordinary Val di Tovel stands out as a jewel among the alpine valleys. It guards the famous "red lake", in the past the protagonist of the spectacular reddening event given to the presence of a microscopic alga.
Adamello Brenta Park lies in the Rhaetic Alps, the central-southern Italian section of the alpine chain. Situated in west Trentino between Giudicarie, Val di Non, and Val di Sole, it extends on two large but different geomorphological areas: Dolomiti di Brenta Group and Adamello-Presanella granite massif. The two mountain groups are separated by Val Rendena, crossed by the river Sarca.
Adamello Brenta Park boasts an extraordinary richness in wildlife thanks to the environmental integrity and variety of its territory. The area houses all the characteristic species of the Alps, among which the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos), that has become the Park symbol. Some years ago the animal risked the extinction, but it is today spreading thanks to the implementation of a specific reintroduction project.
The richness and variety of vegetation and flowers in Adamello Brenta Park can only be found in a few other areas of the Alpine chain. The presence of two sections with different geological features (calcareous and sedimentary rocks in Gruppo di Brenta and intrusive-crystal-like rocks in Adamello-Presanella) has favored the natural development of endemic species and characteristic vegetable associations: this is particularly evident in the vegetation strips above the tree edge.
Only a few geographical areas in the world present such a great variety of rocks and environments like the one you can observe in Adamello Brenta Park . It is an extremely articulated and diversified area whose heart is set in the spectacular and unique high-mountain landscapes and the marked geological and geomorphological differences of the two mountain chains dominating it: Adamello-Presanella massif and Dolomiti di Brenta group.