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From Stels to St. Antönien across the Chrüz 2196 metres above sea-level

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  • Im Aufstieg Richtung Chrüz, unweit des Stelsersees
    / Im Aufstieg Richtung Chrüz, unweit des Stelsersees
    Photo: Cyrill Locher, Prättigau Tourismus GmbH
  • / Beim Naturschutzgebiet Stelsersee
    Photo: Thomas Hablützel, Prättigau Tourismus
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    Photo: Prättigau Tourismus GmbH, Rosmarie Eichenberger
  • / Kirchlispitzen, Schweizertor und Drusenfluh (von links)
    Photo: Marc Bless, Prättigau Tourismus GmbH
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A wonderful hike up to the mountain 'Chrüz' from where you can enjoy a magnificient panorama.
moderate
11.4 km
4:15 h
725 m
780 m
From the nature reserve around the little lake 'Stelsersee' you walk up to the peak 'Chrüz' and further on to St. Antönien. This is a typical ancient mountain village and its publicity slogan is 'Behind the moon on the left ....)

Author’s recommendation

Pictures and photos last longer than picked flowers. So it is best to leave the flowers wher they grow and can be admired.
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Author
Cyrill Locher
Updated: November 18, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Chrüz, 2195 m
Lowest point
St. Antönien Platz, 1418 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Berghaus zum See
Berggasthaus Gemsli
Restaurant & Hotel Rhätia
Berggasthaus Mottis

Tips, hints and links

Prättigau Tourismus
Valzeinastrasse 6
CH-7214 Grüsch
Tel. +41 81 325 11 11
info@praettigau.info
www.praettigau.info

Start

Starting point is Stels (Schiers is at the bottom of the valley) (1470 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.962223, 9.726036
DMS
46°57'44.0"N 9°43'33.7"E
UTM
32T 555236 5201221
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Destination

Destination is St. Antönien

Turn-by-turn directions

From Stels you follow the signposts to Stelserberg and further to Stelsersee. A little detour to the small lake is worth it: this lake is the highest location in Switzerland where you can admire the beautifully tender white waterlilies. Around the lake there are big amounts  of different rare flowers to be admired. Across the back of the 'Chrüz' it is first an easy walk getting steeper towards the peak. The panorama is outstanding, especially the view into 'Rätikon' with all the rocks for climbing. A bit further back you can see the glacier of 'Silvretta' and the meadows of 'Parsenn'  which are full of skiers in winter. The descent leads over the back of the 'Chlei Chrüz' then into the side and descends down to the alp 'Valpun'. The path across lush meadows and forest takes you across to the hamlet 'Aschüel' and from there over a road to St. Antönien.

Note

Wildlife refuge Riedbüel: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By train RhB to Schiers (timetable-entry 910). From there by post-office van up to Stels (timetable-entry 90.212)

Getting there

Access road A 13 to Landquart and B 28 to Schiers. From there a narrow steep road goes up to Stels.

Parking

It is best to leave your car in Schiers and take the post-bus up to Stels. Coming from Landquart (B 28)  there are free of charge car parks on the left by the first exit in Schiers. From there it takes you only a few minutes to get to the station.The car parks at the station are liable to pay cost. If you rather drive up to Stels you can inquire about the parking conditions at the Mountain Inn 'Mottis'.

Coordinates

DD
46.962223, 9.726036
DMS
46°57'44.0"N 9°43'33.7"E
UTM
32T 555236 5201221
w3w 
///lifeguard.perkily.buzz
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Schesaplana Rätikon Prättigau 1 : 40'000, herausgegeben vom Kurverein Seewis


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:15h
Ascent
725 m
Descent
780 m
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