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3 Mountain Passes to explore in Uri

Uri

The canton of Uri is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and a founding member of the Swiss Confederation. It is located in Central Switzerland. The canton's territory covers the valley of the Reuss between the St. Gotthard Pass and Lake Lucerne.

Gotthard Pass
Gotthard PassGotthard Pass, Switzerland

One of the best-known and most important alpine pass in Switzerland. For decades the Gotthard Pass on up to 2.091m above the sea level has been the only connection between canton Uri in the North and canton Ticino in the South of the Alps. Crossing the Gotthard mountain massif via the alpine pass, however, is still the most scenic and adventurous experience and sometimes the best alternative to avoid traffic before the tunnel. ​

Klausen Pass
Klausen PassKlausen Pass, 8751 Spiringen, Switzerland

The Klausen Pass is an incredibly scenic drive in the Central Swiss Alps connecting Altdorf in the canton of Uri with Linthal in the canton of Glarus. It might not be among the highest alpine passes, but don't be deluded the Klausen can be challenging. It is a bit of a thrill driving the Klausen Pass.

Oberalp Pass
Oberalp PassOberalp Pass, 7189 Tujetsch, Switzerland

The Oberalp Pass is located at the border between Disentis and Andermatt in the central region of the Swiss Alps near the famous Gotthard pass. The Rhine springs from a source nearby, which can be accessed by hiking two hours from Oberalp Pass. A multiday trekking route is signposted across Oberalp pass and along the young Rhine called Senda Sursilvana.

Map of Mountain Passes to explore in Uri