The West (2,918 m asl.) and East Puez Peak (2,913 m asl.) form the Puez Peaks in the Dolomites
The Pizes de Puez (in Ladin) are two peaks which belong to the same mountain: the West Puez Peak is 2,918 m high and highest summit of the entire Puez Group, while the East Puez Peak – separated by a wind gap – is only 5 metres lower and located at a distance of about 300 m. Sometimes the 2,909 m high Piz Duleda at the edge of the Puez Group is called Western Puez Peak, then the other two summits become the Middle and Eastern Puez Peaks.
The Puez Peaks are located in the Puez-Odle Nature Park, above their summits, the municipal boundary of San Martino in Badia in the Val Badia valley and Selva Val Gardena in the Val Gardena valley proceeds, both Ladin-speaking South Tyrolean Dolomite valleys. Their history and position has been documented already for a long time, in 1520 they were mentioned as “Paiz Kofl” for the first time.
Popular destination of an eight-hour hike is the East Puez Peak. Starting at the Puez Mountain Hut in the Vallunga valley the route proceeds to the mountain saddle which separates the Puez Peaks from the Col de Puez (Puezkofel) (2,913 m asl.). In winter, a ski tour proceeds up to the summit. The panoramic view is unforgettable!