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72 Prättigauer Höhenweg

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  • / Prättigauer Höhenweg - die Alp Stürfis
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  • / Prättigauer Höhenweg - die Carschinahütte
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  • / Prättigauer Höhenweg - der Partnunsee
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  • / Prättigauer Höhenweg - die Schesaplanahütte
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  • / Wanderin unterwegs auf dem Prättigauer Höhenweg
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The Prättigauer Höhenweg (high-level trail) is certainly worthy of the name: a hike along contours, on one side the sight of the Rätikon sandstone, on the other side changing views, wide and deep down. As a finale, pure summit pleasure on the Jägglischhorn.
moderate
Distance 83.9 km
25:00 h
2,500 m
3,800 m
2,603 m
517 m

The Prättigauer Höhenweg (high-level trail) needs little introduction to hiking enthusiasts. They have all heard the names Schesaplana Hut and Carschina Hut, perhaps already climbed the Schesaplana (the name means «smooth stone») and noticed that the limestone rock on this mountain isn’t smooth, but crumbly, fissured and seen from the hut – dizzyingly steep. 

But the highlight route leads along the contours below the limestone cliffs of Schesaplana, Kirchlispitzen and Drusenfluh, letting you watch the climbers from a safe distance as they hang like woodpeckers on the hundreds of rock-climbing routes that criss-cross the Rätikon cliff faces. Not until the last stage does the hiker also get the chance to reach a summit cairn. And in return, the views from Jägglischhorn between St. Antönien and Klosters are that much more extensive, affording panoramic views of the entire Rätikon mountain chain.

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Author’s recommendation

The hike can be simplify by public transport.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,603 m
Lowest point
517 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

 

 

Tips and hints

Start

Landquart (523 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'761'027E 1'203'886N
DD
46.966505, 9.554771
DMS
46°57'59.4"N 9°33'17.2"E
UTM
32T 542203 5201591
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Destination

Klosters

Turn-by-turn directions

Note

Wildlife refuge Schlüecht: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Parking

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'761'027E 1'203'886N
DD
46.966505, 9.554771
DMS
46°57'59.4"N 9°33'17.2"E
UTM
32T 542203 5201591
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SCHESAPLANA Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SULZFLUH Swisstopo Landeskarte 1:25 000 SERNEUS Praettigau Wanderkarte 1:50'000

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
83.9 km
Duration
25:00 h
Ascent
2,500 m
Descent
3,800 m
Highest point
2,603 m
Lowest point
517 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Summit route

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  • 4 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 27.5 km
Duration 9:35 h
Ascent 1,819 m
Descent 434 m

Unser Tipp für folgende Etappe des Prättigauer Höhenwegs: Schesaplanahütte SAC:  Übernachtungsort in einer lieblichen Umgebung.

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from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 15.8 km
Duration 5:18 h
Ascent 649 m
Descent 337 m

Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe des Prättigauer Höhenwegs: Cavelljoch: Auf dem Cavelljoch stehen Sie direkt an der österreichischen Grenze ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 9.6 km
Duration 2:50 h
Ascent 0 m
Descent 787 m

 Unser Tipp für folgende Etappe des Prättigauer Höhenwegs: Carschinahütte: Wunderschöne alpine SAC Hütte am Fusse der Sulzfluh.

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 8:09 h
Ascent 1,129 m
Descent 1,357 m

A long ascent on alp roads and mountain trails to Jägglischhorn and then sweeping views over the entire Rätikon and Prättigauer Höhenweg.

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