Hörnli - Urdensee - Scheidegg - Arosa

16.2 km
5:10 h
438 mhd
1197 mhd
Die Aussicht vom Hörnli aufs Dorf

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Aussicht vom Hörnli
An impressive hike from Aroser Hörnli through the legendary Urdental via the Ochsenalp to Arosa. Opened in 2014, the Urdenbahn, the heart of the Arosa Lenzerheide ski area connection, floats above the impressive valley. Afterwards, the path climbs boldly along the steep mountain flank under the "Weisshorn" and the striking "Güdaspitz". From the "gate" the path leads flat to the "Ochsenalp". After a short stop in the Ochsenalp Beizli, with a breathtaking view to the cantonal capital Chur, we continue strengthened over the Prätschli back to Arosa.
Technique /6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2510 m
Lowest Point  1683 m
Best Season
Hörnli mountain station
Pretschli Arosa
46.766928, 9.620653



To the start of the hike you get very patty with the Hörnligondel. From the Hörnli mountain station, the scenic circular hike begins.

A winding hiking trail leads you from the Hörnli down to the crystal clear Urdensee. The Urdensee is located at 2,249 m above sea level.M. in sunshine, the lake shimmers turquoise blue, almost magical.

The hiking trail continues to Alp Innerurden. Afterwards, the Urder Alpweg leads you to the "Löser" to the lowest point of the hike.

The path leads through the forest, sometimes steeper, sometimes less steep always uphill. As soon as you get over the tree line, it now meanders flatter to the Ochsenalp and gives a breathtaking view of the Schanfigg valley. Afterwards you can enjoy the hike between blueberry perennials and juniper bushes over the Scheidegg, past the idyllic Scheideggsee to the Prätschli. From Prätschli the bus goes back to the village of Arosa. If you walk to the center, you can get through the forest via the Prätschlistrasse back to Arosa.


Enjoy the Graubünden Alps gastronomy with rustic and traditional dishes that are freshly made daily from regional products.  Enjoy moments of peace and relaxation in the unique natural scenery at Bergbeizli Ochsenalp.


Correct behaviour when hiking

- Do not leave the officially marked hiking trails

- Small steps and steady pace save strength uphill and protect the joints downhill

- Never lean the upper body backwards when descending (risk of slipping)

- Even without thirst, drinking is important, because the feeling of thirst lags behind the fluid requirement

- No risk in case of bad weather, malaise (weakness) or other difficulties

More hiking information


Sturdy shoes, weatherproof clothing and something to drink are recommended.


Public Transport

The Rhaetian Railway runs hourly from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction).

From Arosa train station, take the local bus towards Hörnli, the terminus is directly at the Hörnli Express valley station.

Anreise Information

From Chur via the winding Arosa road to the end of the valley to Arosa.  Then follow the village road to the bus stop Gada, then turn left. The end of the road is located directly on the parking lot of the Hörnli Express valley station.  

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At the entrance of the village there is a large signage with the various parking possibilities. We recommend the Parkgarage Brüggli in Innerarosa. For more information, see Arosa Parking.

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