Sulzfluh Höhlenweg

9.9 km
5:00 h
1075 mhd
1075 mhd
Über grüne Matten hoch zum Gemschtobel
Sulzfluh Gipfel 2'817 m ü. M.

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Blick in die Karstlandschaft Gruoben
Bright limestone fields, dark caves. The discovery tour to the caves of the proud rock massif Sulzfluh offers varied terrain and magnificent color contrasts.
Technique /6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  2817 m
Lowest Point  1776 m
Best Season
Berghaus Alpenrösli, Partnun
Berghaus Alpenrösli, Partnun
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From Partnun you walk over green mats up under the bright limestone walls of the Sulzfluh. Over some rock steps secured with wire ropes you reach the barren, screech Gemstobel. Some exposed areas require sure-footedness. The striking summit cross firmly in view you climb steeply up to the ridge. The detour to the summit of the Sulzfluh (2817 m) is rewarded with a spectacular panorama of the Valais Alps and Lake Constance in good visibility. Over the Karrenfeld, an extensive limestone landscape of slabs and pointed ribs, you walk along the border with Austria in the direction of Tilisunahütte. Continue on the alpine section of the trail - a good orientation is a prerequisite, because Steimännli (Steinmänner) and only a few markings show the way. Before the counter-ascent to point 2446, branch off through a hollow to the east. Back on Swiss soil you soon reach the first caves. The Abgrundhöli is reserved for speleologists, as it plunges into the depths right at the beginning. But the Seehöli and Chilchhöli can be explored a bit on your own responsibility (don't forget your headlamp!).  Past the caves, the path leads in a steep zigzag down to the Tritt (2043 m). From here it goes on the mountain hiking trail (white-red) past the Partnunersee back to Partnun. 

Variant: If you want even more rock contact, replace the ascent through the Gemschtobel with the via ferrata Sulzfluh.


The homemade cake in the Partnun mountain houses Alpenrösli and Sulzfluh replenishes the energy reserves.


The trail is classified as T4 (alpine hiking) on the section between the cart fields and the caves - there are few trail markings available, a good orientation is a prerequisite (if marked: white-blue-white, according to walking scale SAC). The other sections of the trail are classified as challenging mountain trails (T3-T3+, marked: red-white). 

Path / Terrain: Path not visible everywhere, route partly pathless, Rugged, partly exposed
Requirement: Familiarity with exposed terrain, stable trekking shoes, good orientation.

To the caves - exploring the caves is at your own risk. The ascent with experienced persons (mountain guides, cave researchers) is recommended. Even with little fresh snow, the entrances are at risk of snow slides.


Sturdy mountain boots, mountain hiking clothing adapted to the season. An up-to-date hiking map in your backpack is just as advisable as sun, rain and heat protection, water bottle and tour provisions. Touring poles increase sure-footedness and relieve the joints. For emergencies: first aid kit, rescue blanket, mobile phone. In addition, compass and altimeter may be recommended.


Partnun - Gemschtobel - Sulzfluh (2817 m) - Karrenfeld - Chilchhöhli - Seehöhli - Tritt - Partnunsee - Partnun


Public Transport

Take the train to Küblis. Change directly to the Postbus in the direction of St. Antönien. In St. Antönien, Rüti change to the Bus Alpin (reservation required) and drive to the terminus Partnun, Berghaus Alpenrösli. 

Anreise Information

Take the A13 motorway to Landquart, continue on the N28 national road in the direction of Davos / Vereina. In Küblis you leave the national road and after the roundabout at the entrance to the village turn left in the direction of Luzein, Pany, St. Antönien. Follow the mountain road to St. Antönien, through the village to Rüti. In the direction of Partnun to the last car park P6 in Garstett.


In St. Antönien all parking spaces are subject to a charge. The last car park P6 Garstett is located below Partnunstafel, about 3.5 km outside of St. Antönien.

The parking lot below the mountain houses is reserved for the house guests.

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