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On the high-altitude trail to Saas-Almagell

On the high-altitude trail to Saas-Almagell

View of the Mischabel massif

View of the Mischabel massif

Wonderful view of Saas-Fee

Wonderful view of Saas-Fee



View of the Mattmark area

View of the Mattmark area

Tour description

The Almagell High-Altitude Trail is an extension of the Gspon High-Altitude Trail. It is primarily above the tree line and offers enchanting views of the Saas Valley and the spectacular Mischabel massif, which features the highest mountains in Switzerland. To the south, hikers also get a great view of the Mattmark dam and reservoir further down the valley. The view from the Triftgrätji is particularly impressive.

The trail starts on Kreuzboden, which can easily be reached with the Hohsaas Bergbahnen cableways.
From Kreuzboden, hikers head south along the first section of the Alpine Flower Trail towards the Triftgrätji. After the avalanche barriers, the trail heads up above Grundberg and into the beautifully romantic Almagell Valley. After a quick break at the Almagelleralp mountain hotel, hikers will be ready to take on the steep descent to Saas-Almagell over the Chüelbrunnji and the Spissgrabe. They will then be able to catch a PostAuto bus from the village square to their chosen destination.

For an alternative route with a less demanding descent, hikers can take the Adventure Trail to Furggstalden instead. From there, it is possible to get down to Saas-Almagell on a chairlift.


Pay attention to the cableway timetable.

Make sure you plan enough time for the hike and be sure to wear sturdy walking shoes and good outdoor clothing.

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Places along the route: High altitude trail Kreuzboden - Almagelleralp - Chüelbrunnji - Saas-Almagell


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Tour history (B02031)

First published: Dienstag, 14. Mai 2013

Last updated: Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.saas-fee.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 10.1 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 204 m | Descent: 931 m
Highest point: 2522 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Informationsstelle Saas-Fee
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
3906 Saas-Fee
Tel.: +41 (0)27 958 18 58
E-Mail: info@saas-fee.ch
Homepage: www.saas-fee.ch

Bergbahnen Hohsaas AG
3910 Saas-Grund
Tel.: +41 27 958 15 80
E-Mail: info@hohsaas.info
Homepage: www.hohsaas.info

Berghotel Almagelleralp
Andenmatten Beat / Anthamatten Urs
3905 Saas-Almagell
Tel.: +41 79 613 79 85
E-Mail: info@almagelleralp.ch
Homepage: www.almagelleralp.ch