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Corvatsch Murtèl - Fuorcla Surlej

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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Fabian Gattlen, Corvatsch AG
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A short hike and you are in the middle of the high alpine mountain world. On the Fuorcla Surlej you have a clear view of the only four-thousand-metre peak in Graubünden, the Piz Bernina (4049m).
moderate
Distance 4.6 km
1:20 h
141 m
141 m
From the Murtèl middle station, a 45-minute trail leads to Fuorcla Surlej. The trail is quite wide at first and only climbs gently. Depending on the amount of snow, it is possible that a snowfield will have to be traversed even in July. The last ascent is a tough one with a few hairpin bends. But it is worth the effort: at the top of the Fuorcla (Romansh for mountain crossing), a beautiful view opens up into Val Roseg, onto the mighty Piz Bernina with the striking Bianco ridge, the Piz Roseg and the glacier world. The mountain panorama is reflected in the small mountain lake. From the sun terrace of the Fuorcla Surlej mountain hut you can enjoy the mountain world in comfort. Take the same path back to the Murtèl middle station, from where the cable car takes you to the Surlej valley station.

 

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Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

Extension of the hike: From Fuorcla Surlej via idyllic Hahnensee to St. Moritz Bad or on the other side of the valley down into Val Roseg and on to Pontresina.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: June 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,754 m
Lowest point
2,655 m
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Start

Murtèl middle station, Corvatsch (2,698 m)
Coordinates:
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2'783'323E 1'145'093N
DD
46.432104, 9.824110
DMS
46°25'55.6"N 9°49'26.8"E
UTM
32T 563314 5142389
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Destination

Fuorcla Surlej

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Middle station Murtèl, Corvatsch - Fuorcla Surlej - Middle station Murtèl, Corvatsch

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'783'323E 1'145'093N
DD
46.432104, 9.824110
DMS
46°25'55.6"N 9°49'26.8"E
UTM
32T 563314 5142389
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.6 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
141 m
Descent
141 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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