Oberalp Pass

The iconic road to Oberalp Pass in the Swiss Alps

Oberalp Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.048m (6,719ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Graubünden and Uri cantons in Switzerland.

Can you drive to Oberalp Pass?

Set high in the Swiss Alps, the wide road to the summit (also known as Alpsu d'Ursera and Oberalppass) is totally paved. It’s called Route 19 and was constructed in 1862/63. It's an iconic pass in the Swiss Alps.

How long is Oberalp Pass?

The pass is 32km (19.88 miles) long, running from Disentis to Andermatt. This pass has a fewer amount of traffic compared to the other passes in the region.

Is Oberalp Pass open?

This road is usually impassable from the end of October through the end of April. The open and close dates all depend on snowmelt and snowfall each year. A lighthouse stands on the summit at over 2000 meters above sea level. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 10% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

 

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