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4 Lake Hike to the Untersee, Stausee, Grüenseeli and Alteinsee

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Crystal-clear mountain lakes and a unique panorama await you on this themed hike on the subject of lakes. This hike takes you to 4 of a total of 10 lakes in Arosa. 
difficult
Distance 15.5 km
5:50 h
953 m
953 m
2,430 m
1,607 m

This part of the "10-Lakes-Fun" leads past four of Arosa's lakes. The entire trail leads over hill and dale and is therefore a little challenging.

From Untersee you set off in the direction of the Isel. There you will also reach the reservoir. If you follow the path, you will then reach the Grüenseeli. On the way back you pass the Alteinsee lake and can marvel at the impressive Altein waterfalls. The circular hike leads you back to the starting point at Untersee. At the outflow of each lake you will find a board that provides information about the lake.

 

Untersee

The Untersee is located at 1,691 meters above sea level and is directly connected to the Obersee via the Mittelbach. It is the natural bathing lake of Arosa and has a depth of 17 meters.

Stausee

The Stausee, sometimes called Iselsee, is located at 1,606 m.a.s.l., just below the village of Arosa.

Grüenseeli

The Grüenseeli is situated at 1'811 m.a.s.l. surrounded by an idyllic little forest. From the outflow of the Stausee up the road, followed by a narrow hiking trail, the Grüenseeli is reached in about 45 minutes.

Alteinsee

The Alteinsee is situated at 2'251 m.a.s.l. on Altein Tiefenberg, an alpine plateau in the Strelakette, south of the Arosa reservoir. Situated between the Alteiner Riegel and the Alteiner Fürggli, an incomparable view of numerous mountains presents itself from the lake.

 

Author’s recommendation

After the hike, take a dip in the Untersee and enjoy a delicious ice cream in the restaurant.
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Update: March 16, 2022
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Highest point
Schiesshorn Furgga, 2,430 m
Lowest point
Stausee, 1,607 m
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Asphalt 0.83%Forested/wild trail 16.99%Path 76.29%Road 5.87%
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0.1 km
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2.6 km
Path
11.8 km
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0.9 km
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Rest stops

Restruant Strandbad Arosa
Restaurant Strandbad
Furggaalp

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. 

Tips and hints

More Information about the hike can be found on the websiet: 10-Lake-Hike

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting.

  • Please keep your dogs on a leash
  • Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again
  • You will often see game on your walks. Enjoy the sight of these animals and respect their familiar surroundings.
  • Leave trail markings where they are
  • Do not use closed paths (live report)
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Start

Untersee Arosa (1,692 m)
Coordinates:
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2'771'438E 1'183'308N
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46.778874, 9.683775
DMS
46°46'43.9"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552198 5180818
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Destination

Untersee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

Arosa Untersee - Isel - Stausee - Grüenseeli - Alteinsee - Alteinwasserfällen - Arosa Untersee

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway runs every hour from Chur to Arosa (also in the opposite direction). From the Arosa train station you can walk to the starting point of the hike which is around 15 minutes. Another option is to take the free local bus to the station "Arosa, Untersee". 

Getting there

From Chur along the winding Arosastrasse to the end of the valley to Arosa. At the petrol station at the entrance to the village, turn left towards Untersee. 

Parking

At the entrance to the village you will find a parking information board. At the Untersee there is car park with limited parking. Alternatively, you can use the Ochsenbühl multi-storey car park.

Further info at: www.arosa-parking.ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'438E 1'183'308N
DD
46.778874, 9.683775
DMS
46°46'43.9"N 9°41'01.6"E
UTM
32T 552198 5180818
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather and something to drink/eat are recommended. 

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
5:50 h
Ascent
953 m
Descent
953 m
Highest point
2,430 m
Lowest point
1,607 m
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