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Walk to the Morteratsch glacier


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Winter hiking path near Morteratsch

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 follow the path of a glacier, 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 former path of the Morteratsch glacier is now an easy wide hiking trail. You need to take into account that you may have to cross some small streams at the end of the route.

The glacier unfortunately gets shorter by the year due to global warming. Since about 2015, the glacier does not reach to the end of the path anymore, so you can only see it in the distance.

Signs along the path indicate how far the glacier once reached. That makes this walk very educational.

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