Walk to the Morteratsch glacier in Graubünden, Switzerland

Walk to the Morteratsch glacier

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Looking for an easy winter hike? Get out at the railway station of Morteratsch and stroll towards the glacier.

Walking to the Morteratsch glacier

It's impressive to see a glacier up close, and informative to see how fast it's retreating.

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How to get to Morteratsch and how to walk.

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Facts Morteratsch glacier

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1898 - 2035 m
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, rocky
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

About the trail

The Morteratsch glacier can be reached by an easy wide trail. You need to take into account that you may have to cross some small streams at the end of the route. Then you will reach the end of the glacier, which unfortunately gets shorter by the year due to global warming. Signs along the path indicate how far the glacier once reached. That makes this walk very educational.

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