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Hörnli Mountain Station - Urdental - Parpaner Rothorn

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From Arosa to Lenzerheide, from peak to peak: on this tour you pass the Urden valley, which forms the border between Arosa and Lenzerheide, on foot or glide up to the Urdenfürggli by train. 
moderate
Distance 5 km
2:20 h
500 m
141 m
2,855 m
2,394 m

The Hönrli-Express cable car takes you comfortably up to the Hörnligrat, which is rich in views. From there you start on foot through the Urden valley or take the Urden cable car in comfort. On the Urdenfürggli, the path first leads steeply down before the varied ascent begins through a gallery, past rock faces, with wide views to Lenzerheide, to the Parpaner Rothorn. From the Parpaner Rothorn you can either take the gondola to Lenzerheide or hike the same way back to Arosa.

This panoramic hike leads from a peak in Arosa, to a peak in Lenzerheide, a unique experience!

Author’s recommendation

Before the start of the hike or on the way back, enjoy the legendary Cremeschnitte (cream sliced cake) at the Hörnli Hut. 
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,855 m
Lowest point
2,394 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Rest stops

Hörnlihütte Arosa

Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information

Pleas stay informed about the operating hours of the cable cars here

Tips and hints

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please take heed of the following wishes and suggestions:  

  • Dogs must be kept on a leash  
  • Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again  
  • You will often see game on your hikes. Enjoy the sight of these animals in their familiar surroundings but do not disturb them 
  • Do not remove trail markings 
  • Do not use closed paths (live status)  
  • Do not leave the officially marked hiking trails  

Hörnlihütte: Refreshments before or after the hike.

Mountain railways: Travel times and tickets

Start

Hörnli Arosa (2,496 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'766'643E 1'181'861N
DD
46.767077, 9.620486
DMS
46°46'01.5"N 9°37'13.7"E
UTM
32T 547377 5179467
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Destination

Parpaner Rothorn (Lenzerheide)

Turn-by-turn directions

Hörnli-Express - Hörnli - Urdental - Urdenfürggli - Gredigs Fürggli - Parpaner Rothorn 

(After your arrival at the Parpaner Rothorn you can either take the gondola to Lenzerheide or the same route back to Arosa.)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Chur to Arosa and with the local bus (direction "Hörnli") from the train station to the valley station of the Cable car Hörnli-Express. By Cable car to the starting point of the hike on top of the mountain.

Getting there

Follow the street from Chur to Arosa and through the village to the valley station of the Cable car Hörnli-Express.

Parking

At the entrance to the village there are large signs indicating the various parking options. At the Hörnli-Express gondola there are a few parking spots. Another option is the Brüggli Parking, from there it's a 10 minutes walk to the Hörnli-Express gondola. 

You can find more information under Arosa Parking.

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'766'643E 1'181'861N
DD
46.767077, 9.620486
DMS
46°46'01.5"N 9°37'13.7"E
UTM
32T 547377 5179467
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, a snack and rain and sun protection belong in your backpack on this hike.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
141 m
Highest point
2,855 m
Lowest point
2,394 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Linear route Secured passages

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