Rotmoostal Valley, © Bergbahnen Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Rotmoostal Valley, © Bergbahnen Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Summit Hike
Obergurgl - Rotmoostal - Hohe Mut (2,670 m)

At the Hohe Mut ridge, hikers are greeted by awesome views of 21 lofty and rugged peaks over 3,000 metres. Venturing further atop the Granatenkogel mountain, grab your camera and gaze into the Ötztal Nature Park. The views in every direction are spectacular and will keep you occupied for a long time as your gaze drifts from the awe-inspiring Seelenkogel, Schalfkogel and Zirmkogel Peaks to the dark gray craggy massifs to the south, dotted with snowfields and cloaked by glaciers. This hike of intermediate difficulty is suitable for families.

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Starting point  


Hike to

Hohe Mut (2,670 metres)

Finishing point

Hohe Mut

Mountain chain

Ötztal Alps


12.4 km


1 day(s)


  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

intermediate (red mountain trails)


2,670m 1,903m

Elevation uphill 775m
Vertical metres downhill 775m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Public transport

  • Accessible using public transport


Car park behind the church (pay-and-display) and at the bottom of the Festkoglbahn cable car (free)


Places serving food & drink

  • Zirben-Alm (open daily)
  • Schönwieshütte (mid-June until late September)
  • Hohe-Mut-Alm (mid-June until late September)
  • Various locations in Obergurgl


Trail description

This walk of intermediate difficulty onto the Hohe Mut ridge begins in the centre of Obergurgl. It starts by leading along the "Gaisbergweg" trail to the Zirben-Alm hut. From there, continue in a westerly direction into the pinewood forest above the Gurgler Ache river and then take the trail heading south into the Rotmoostal Valley. Around a kilometre above the treeline you will get to a reservoir slightly above the Schönwieshütte hut, where you can stop for a drink and a snack. From there, take a long south-heading corner onto the Hohe Mut ridge and then up to the summit (2,670 metres).

Head back along the same route (1.5 to 2 hours for the descent) or take the gondola.

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Ihr Ziel: Obergurgl - Rotmoostal - Hohe Mut (2,670 m) (46.8706,11.02655)

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