Kreuzboden to Saas Almagell (Hohenweg Kreuzboden)

Distance: 6.0 - 6.3 miles (one way)

near Saas Fee in Valais

Great views of the Saas Fee Valley

Great views of the Saas Fee Valley

 

This scenic walk, with panoramic views of the Mischabel Range, traverses high above the east side of the Saas Valley before entering the beautiful Almageller Valley. End the hike by descending to Saas Almagell or take the challenging Adventure Trail to Furggstalden. (full description)

  • Distance: 6.3 miles (one way)
  • Elevation: 7,872-ft. at Trailhead
    Maximum elevation - 8,302-ft.
  • Elevation Gain: 430-ft.
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Basecamp: Saas Fee
  • Region: Valais

Why Hike Kreuzboden to Saas Almagell (Hohenweg Kreuzboden)

Hohenweg Almagelleralp, aka Hohenweg Kreuzboden, is another great high route in the Saas Valley. The scenic trail traverses the flower-speckled meadows and rugged slopes between the Lagginhorn and Weissmies with splendid views of the Mischabel Range soaring above Saas Fee. As the hike progresses, views open to the Mattmark Dam and the summits ringing the head of the Saas Valley.

Halfway through the hike the trail curves southeast, entering the Almageller Valley. The Portjenhorn and Pt. d’Andolla rise above the head of the valley while the Almagellhorn towers to the south. The trail now descends pretty meadows to Alamgelleralp on the valley floor. Here hikers will find many lovely spots for a picnic or to take a break while enjoying the beautiful views.

Parties can opt to continue the hike to Saas Almagell by following a trail dropping steeply through a pretty larch forest or take the challenging Adventure Trail, featuring a 60-meter long swing bridge, to Furrgstalden. At Furggstalden a chairlift whisks hikers down to Saas Almagell.

The Adventure Trail is not recommended for small children or anyone with a fear of heights. Sections of the trail are narrow, steep and exposed. Hikers need to scale metal ladders, descend rugs bolted to a cliff face and climb around minor obstacles. The trail is great fun but should only be undertaken by surefooted parties prepared for the challenge.

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Elevation Profile

Elevation Profile Kreuzboden to Saas Almagell

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