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  • Val Cluozza
    / Val Cluozza
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  • / Val Cluozza
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  • / on the way to the Cluozza hut
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  • / Val Trupchun
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  • / Val Sassa
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  • / Chamanna Cluozza
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  • / Chamois in the National Park
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This Alpine hiking route takes hikers from S-chanf, over the Fuorcla Val Sassa, to the Cluozza hut in the Swiss National Park.
difficult
23.2 km
9:40 h
2,027 m
1,944 m
You should plan this route as two stages. Stage 1: The bus drops hikers from S-chanf off at the Prasüras car park. From there, it is not far to the Varusch hut and the entrance to the National Park. You enter the Val Müschauns amidst unspoilt primordial landscapes and then climb steeply to Fuorcla Val Sassa. After passing through the rocky desert of Val Sassa, you reach the Cluozza stream, which you follow up to the hut. The Cluozza hut is set in a peaceful, secluded location and offers basic overnight accommodation. It is not unusual to see or hear deer at twilight.
Stage 2: From the Cluozza hut, there are two routes back to civilisation: the direct route, which after a short climb descends to Zernez, and another trail, which climbs steeply to Fuorcla Murtèr from behind the hut. En route you will see plenty of game, especially early in the morning (deer, chamois, ibex). The descent on the other side takes you through Legföhren, providing stunning views of the National Park's forests, which are almost Canadian in their immensity. You can catch the bus to Zernez from car park 3.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

Overnight accommodation in the Cluozza hut must be booked in advance.
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Updated: July 15, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,861 m
Lowest point
1,645 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

You are in the Swiss National Park, please observe the park rules. You are not allowed to leave the paths. 

Tips, hints and links

Cluozza Hut
Phone: +41 81 856 12 35
E-mail: cluozza@nationalpark.ch
Internet: www.nationalpark.ch/go/de/besuchen/unterkunft 

Start

S-chanf, Varusch car park (1,692 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.617956, 10.010083
DMS
46°37'04.6"N 10°00'36.3"E
UTM
32T 577337 5163205
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Destination

Oven pass road

Turn-by-turn directions

Varusch Parkplatz - Fuorcla Val Sassa - Chamanna Cluozza - Fuorcla Murtèl - Oven pass road

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.617956, 10.010083
DMS
46°37'04.6"N 10°00'36.3"E
UTM
32T 577337 5163205
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.2 km
Duration
9:40h
Ascent
2,027 m
Descent
1,944 m
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