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From Rueras via Mittelplatten Etzlihütte SAC 2052 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    3–4 h, 1120 m
  • Descent
    500 m

The rewarding and quiet alternative to the Chrüzli Pass route.

This well marked alpine hike leads through the Val Milà to the pass at Mittelplatten and is an excellent alternative to the normally busy Chrüzli pass route.

Route description

Rueras - Milà - Mittelplatten

From Rueras train station (1447 m), climb through the idyllic Val Milà and over the Alp of the same name to the transition of the Mittelplatten pass (2487 m).

Mittelplatten - Müllersmatt - Etzlihütte

Desecnd the steep north-facing flank more or less directly to the bridge at Müllersmatt, then turn left and make a short re-ascent (65 m) to gain the hut.

Additional information

Departure point

Rueras, station (1447 m)

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