The Sesto Dolomites represent the north-east border of the Dolomites. Its most famous peaks are the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
The Val Pusteria valley represents the northern border of the Sesto Dolomites, the most north-eastern mountain range of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. In the west, however, the natural border is represented by the Valle di Landro. This is also where the mountain range of the Braies Dolomites borders to the Sesto Dolomites. In the south this mountain range is delimited by the Val d’Ansiei.
In WW I, the Sesto Dolomites were venue for several battles between Italian and Austrian troups. Still today traces of these battles are visible in these mountains. The so-called Via Ferrata degli Alpini is probably the most famous testimony of war in this area, today it is a particularly frequented fixed-rope route.
The most famous rock formation of this mountain range are undoubtedly the Tre Cime di Lavaredo (2,999 m), located at the border to the Italian province of Belluno. Above all the northern perspective of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is world-famous. However, other well-known mountains belonging to this mountain range are the Monte Paterno (2,744 m), Cima Una (2,698 m), Cima Tre Scarperi (3,145 m), Cima Nove (2,582 m) as well as the Cadini mountain range in the east of Lake Misurina.
Some of the most popular mountain huts for hikers in this area are the Rifugio Rifugio Antonio Locatelli, Rifugio Auronzo, Rifugio Zsigismondy-Comici, Rifugio Lavaredo and the Rifugio Tre Scarperi. The mountain range of the Sesto Dolomites belongs to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo nature park.