Nov 11, 2017 - 2:12 PM
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Zmutt is an old, very small restored swiss village located just past the far end of Zermatt. We started from far end of Zermatt and it took about 11/2 hours to get there then returned to Zermatt by gondola,again to far end. The hike has very pretty views of the Matterhorn and the village has 3 or 4 typical mountain side restaurants with out door seating available. Zmutt can also be reached from Riffelalp by walking downhill about 11/2 hours. I attached 2 more photos of trail.
We also really liked the hike from Riffelalp to Riffelsee, about 2 hours. If you continue past Riffelsee and to the right for about 5-10 minutes you will come to a little used lookout of Gornergletcher that is gorgeous (see photo). From there it is about 10 minute walk over to train stop. We instead hiked around backside of Gornergrat and up switchbacks to Gornergrat summit. Beautiful views of Mt Rosa but section to top was difficult (you can just take train to top from lookout).
We also hiked from Riffelalp to Hidden Valley ( across from Fluhalp). It was pretty but difficult with a lot of vertical feet. Its not on map but all the locals know about it.
Last you mentioned view of Matterhorn. Attached is view of Matterhorn at sunrise from our hotel room at Riffelalp. Enjoy your trip Mark