The Tre Cime Natural Park is one of the parks of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. The Park was officially established in 1981 and covers an area of 11,615 hectares, including parts of the municipalities of Dobbiaco, Sesto and San Candido.

Located in the northeastern part of the Dolomites (and including the South Tyrolean part of the Sesto Dolomites), it is bounded to the north by Val Pusteria, to the east by Val di Sesto, to the south by the province of Belluno and to the west by Val di Landro.

The Park owes its popularity in part to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo which lie within its boundaries. It is also home to a variety of geological formations, such as Mendola dolomite in the Monte Croce di Comelico Pass and Sciliar dolomite at Rocca dei Baranci and Tre Scarperi.

The peaks in the southern part of the Park, including Cima Undici, Cima Dodici, Monte Popera, Monte Paterno and the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, consist mainly of Sciliar dolomite.

Two thirds of the Park is actually made up of rock and debris due to its special geological structure, yet despite this, a whole variety of flora flourishes, including potentilla persicina, dwarf rhododendron, the fragrant mountain cowslip, blue columbine, yellow yarrow, anemones and mountain bellflower.

The animal life is dominated by birds. Golden eagles have made the Park their home, alongside buzzards, ravens, pigmy owls, wood grouse, snow-grouse, black grouse, snow finches, Alpine accentors, Tengmalm’s owls, black and red woodpeckers. (several sources)

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