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The Rhine Gorge is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Alps. On this hike you are on the rockslides of the Flims landslide on the way.
easy
Distance 9.4 km
3:00 h
282 m
282 m
1,199 m
958 m
The Rhine gorge near Flims is one of the most magnificent and varied landscapes in the Alps. A wild ravine with a raging river, white cliffs and wide forests. The quiet lakes are filled by magic hands, rare birds breed in the floodplain forests. Even orchids can be found in this small paradise. The history of the Rhine Gorge with its mighty Flims landslide began around 10,000 years ago. With over 10'000 million cubic meters of rock, it is the largest landslide in the Alps, one of the most important in the world. The valley was completely filled up by a several hundred meters thick debris mass to over 50 km2. On this beautiful hike you are starting from Laax Staderas on the way in Uaul Grond, the large forest on the landslides of the Flims landslide. Highlights include the observation deck "Il Spir" over the Rhine gorge in Conn and Lake Cauma.

 

Snowline map  

While at higher altitudes there is at best already snow, the trails in the valley are still free of snow. Our interactive snow depth map helps you to plan your tour. Here you can see at a glance at www.flims.com/schneesituation where you can already expect snow on the paths and trails and where you can still be on the road without getting cold feet. 

 

Author’s recommendation

Visit Caumasee & Il Spir on the way.
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Jascha Schmid 
Update: November 11, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,199 m
Lowest point
958 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 75.77%Path 13.04%Road 11.17%
Forested/wild trail
7.1 km
Path
1.2 km
Road
1.1 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Caumasee
Restaurant Conn

Safety information

Supervise your children at all times.

Tips and hints

Gästeinformation Flims Laax Falera

Via Nova 62

CH-7017 Flims

Tel: +41 (0)81 920 92 00

E-Mail: info@flimslaax.com

Web: www.flimslaax.com

Start

Staderas (1,107 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'739'775E 1'187'235N
DD
46.821581, 9.270479
DMS
46°49'17.7"N 9°16'13.7"E
UTM
32T 520631 5185372
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Destination

Staderas

Turn-by-turn directions

Staderas - Caumasee - Conn - Staderas

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By bus from Chur direction Flims. Station Staderas.

Getting there

By car Motorway A13 from Zurich, direction Laax.

Parking

Parking with 22 parking spaces at Laax Staderas. Free in summer. Pay in winter.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'739'775E 1'187'235N
DD
46.821581, 9.270479
DMS
46°49'17.7"N 9°16'13.7"E
UTM
32T 520631 5185372
w3w 
///weary.fencing.woes
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

App Inside Laax with all tours and info - www.laax.com/inside

Rhine Gorge map available free of charge at the guest information in Flims / Laax / Falera

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map of the region Flims, Laax, Falera; 1: 25,000; available at the guest information offices in Flims

Equipment

Good mountain boots and rain protection strongly recommended.

Questions and answers

Question from Odelya Marciano · September 15, 2021 · Community
hi, is the site open for hiking as usual for tourists, despite corona restrictions?
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Answered by Jascha Schmid  · September 15, 2021 · Flims Laax Falera
yes, you can come to enjoy the unique landscape on your hikes

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
282 m
Descent
282 m
Highest point
1,199 m
Lowest point
958 m
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