2 -Tagestour, Chrüzlipass- Etzlihütte

22.2 km
10:30 h
1873 mhd
1873 mhd
Neues Kreuz auf dem Chrüzlipass
Aufstieg übers Mises Grond - Blick auf Sedrun

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Wasserfall in Bauns mit Blick nach Sedrun

Hike over the Chrüzli Pass, in the footsteps of pilgrims and mules. T3

Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2479 m
Lowest Point  1420 m
Best Season
46.681115, 8.771044



The Chrüzli Pass used to be the most important connection between Einsiedeln Abbey and Disentis Abbey and was used as a pilgrimage route in the Middle Ages in the continuation of the Lukmanier Pass. Before the "development" of the Schöllenen gorge, it also served as a mule track.

Day 1: Since a large rockslide has made the Val Strem impassable, we choose the route over the Alp Caschlé, which unfortunately gives us 2 hours more than the normal route. From Alp Caschlé we have to give up 300 metres of altitude again to the valley stage in Bauns.  In the glacier forefield with the floodplain and moor landscape of the "Glatscher da Strem" we look for a nice place by the water to take a break before we start the steep ascent to the Chrüzli Pass.

A whole series of stone men keep watch here and as in earlier times, there is now again a cross at the top of the pass.

Through the Chrüzlital, over Blockhalden and through dwarf shrub vegetation, we reach the Müllersmatt with the meandering Etzlibach. The Etzlihütte is located on a slight hill. Here we let ourselves be spoiled with culinary delights, or there is even the opportunity to take a bath in the alpine herbs wooden vat.

Day 2: The ascent to Mittelplatten on the other day we start early in the morning, when the slope is still in the shade. The trail runs partly on larger flat rock slabs, partly on somewhat slippery ground, but it is well marked throughout. Through the Val Milà, steadily downhill, we reach the Maiensässe of Pardatsch. Above Zarcuns the circular hike closes and via Camischolas Sura we walk back to Sedrun station.


An overnight stay in the Etzlihütte must be registered.

When we pack fresh fruits or vegetables for the hut keeper, the joy and gratitude will be great.


In March 2016 there was a rock fall in Val Strem. This hiking suggestion is an alternative option, because the valley remains closed until further notice. Direct access from Sedrun station to the waterfalls in Bauns is no longer possible. As of August 2022


Hiking equipment, swimming trunks for the vat


We start at Sedrun station in a westerly direction to Camischolas Sura. Here we turn uphill, cross the railway line and we hike into the valley until we reach the turnoff to the right. Above the Mises Grond we turn left again and a zigzag path leads us to Pegn dil Capi. We continue to follow the signs to Alp Caschlé. From here begins the steep descent in the lower part to Bauns.  After the waterfalls in Bauns we have to be careful that we always stay to the left of the stream and do not miss the ascent to the Chrüzli Pass. Through the Chrüzlital we hike to the Etzlihütte, with a small ascent from the Müllersmatt. On the second day we descend briefly to Müllersmatt and follow the steep path to Mittelplatten. After the top stairs carved into the stone, we reach the power line pylons. Now it goes only downhill, through the Val Milà to Rueras. Before the railway line we turn left to Sedrun.


Public Transport

By train from Lucerne over the Oberalp Pass or from Zurich via Chur to Sedrun

Anreise Information

By car from Lucerne over the Oberalp Pass or from Zurich via Chur to Sedrun


Parking at Sedrun train station (for a fee)

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