RS drischlsteig blick auf muttekopfhuette
RS drischlsteig blick auf muttekopfhuette

Lechtal High Route

The Lechtal High Route, one of the most beautiful alpine paths in the Eastern Alps, crosses the homonymous Alps.

The complessively 105 km long Lechtal High Route crosses the Lechtal Alps longitudinally in east-west direction or vice versa. The high-altitude trail is part of the North Alpine Hiking Trail no. 1, and also a variant of the European long-distance trail E4 is partly identical with it. In order to hike the whole trail you should schedule 10 to 15 days. As it is partly rather demanding, you should be sure of step, especially in higher altitudes, in part you need also rope, ice axe and crampons!

However, the Lechtal Alps are characterised by bizar rocks, rugged peaks and a marking landscape as well as idyllic mountain lakes, in other words a perfect place for hiking. Moreover there are refuges of the Österreichischer Alpenverein (Austrian Alpine Association) spread all over the mountain range, snaking between 2,000 and 2,500 m a.s.l.

The 12 mountain huts along the Lechtal High Route: the Stuttgarter Hütte hut near Steeg (2,310 m asl), the Ulmer Hütte hut near St. Anton am Arlberg (2,288 m asl), the Leutkircher Hütte hut near St. Jakob am Arlberg (2,251 m asl), the Kaiserjochhaus hut near Kaisers (2,310 m asl), the Frederick-Simms-Hütte hut near the Sulzlalm pasture at Bach (2,000 m asl), the Ansbacher Hütte hut near Flirsch (2,376 m asl), the Augsburger Hütte hut near Grins (2,298 m asl), the Württemberger Haus hut near Zams (2,220 m asl), the Steinsee Hütte hut near Zams (2,061 m asl), the Hanauer Hütte hut near Imst (1,922 m asl), the Muttekopfhütte hut near Imst (1,934 m asl) and the Anhalter Hütte hut, also near Imst (2,042 m asl).

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