Nationalpark: Murtaröl

15.5 km
7:15 h
1133 mhd
1133 mhd
Herbstlicher Aufstieg auf den Grat von Murtaröl hoch über Zernez
Der Grat Richtung Murtaröl bietet einen wunderbaren Ausblick in die Val Cluozza und zum Murtersattel.

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Blick vom Grat Richtung Piz Linard im Norden, dem höchsten Berg der Silvrettagruppe.

Scenic hike high above Zernez, which can be undertaken as an attractive round trip. Chamois are almost guaranteed to be spotted, and the bearded vulture pair from Val Tantermozza can also be observed regularly.

Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2572 m
Lowest Point  1468 m
Best Season
Zernez train station (1471 m above sea level.M.)
Zernez train station (1471 m above sea level.M.)
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This versatile circular hike requires some beads of sweat and is undertaken relatively rarely. However, this is unjustified: it offers beautiful views of the Val Cluozza, towards the Upper Engadine and the king of the Lower Engadine, the dominant, 3410 m above sea level Piz Linard. With a bit of luck, observations of ptarmigans are possible, chamois are omnipresent along the route. In addition, old, brick avalanche barriers can be discovered on the way, which also makes the hike culturally and historically interesting.

Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. For more information and all protections, see


From Zernez, the path through the forest flank «Las Valainas» is also suitable as an ascent option. It reaches the parking boundary at point 2110.


Mountain hike (white-red-white). Descent long and partly steep.

Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call


Hiking boots or mountain boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection, hiking poles if required, binoculars recommended.


From Zernez station (1474 m above sea level) through the village eastwards towards the Ofen Pass and over the covered wooden bridge over the Spöl. From here two variants: The western path leads after a piece of tarred road on a dirt road against the forest, turns sharply to the east and then gradually climbs. The eastern path leads on a cart path through meadows into a larch forest, climbs steeply and finally meets the dirt road described above. From here, head east to Sarasinstein, located on the edge of the Cluozza Gorge, dedicated to one of the founding personalities of the Swiss National Park. The path zigzags up to Il Pra and continues to the Bellavista hut (2039 m above sea level). Through the tree line area and on alpine pastures, where trusting chamois are often spotted, further upwards, past the 44 dry stone walls from the 19th century, which were piled up here as avalanche barriers. Where the path turns southeast again, the view of the Val Tantermozza becomes clear. Arriving on the Murtaröl ridge (2579 m above sea level), a magnificent panoramic view of the Engadine, Val Tantermozza, Val Cluozza and the Murter saddle opposite awaits you (see route «Murter»). The trail ends at the Steinmann. For the way back from here directly to the north descending past bizarre rock formations back to Il Pra. From here way back as on the ascent. From Il Pra it is also possible to hike into the Val Cluozza (see route «Chamanna Cluozza»).


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Zernez

Anreise Information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Zernez is located directly on the Engadine road H27.


  • Free parking at the train station, in the village and at the visitor center of the National Park in Zernez.

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