Nufenen Pass, 6781 Bedretto, Switzerland
About Nufenen Pass
Nufenen Pass is the highest mountain pass with a paved road within Switzerland. It lies between the summits of Pizzo Gallina and the Nufenenstock. The pass road from Ulrichen in the canton of Valais leads to the Bedretto valley in the canton of Ticino, linking Brig to Airolo. It is not the lowest pass between the two valleys, as it is located one kilometer north of an unnamed slightly lower pass at 2,440 meters, which is traversed by a trail.
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