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Swiss National Park

Round trip to Alp Grimmels

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Table of Contents:

  1. The Trip at a Glance
  2. Maps and Diagramms
  3. Picture Gallery

The Trip at a Glance:

Route: Ova Spin - Champlönch - Alp Grimmels - Margun Grimmels - Ova Spin
Category: Regular trail
Distance: 7.2 km (4.5 miles)
Elevation: Minimum: 1836 m (6025 feet) / Maximum: 2095 m (6874 feet) / Difference: 259 m (849 feet)
Duration: About 3 hours (stops not included)
Highlight: Sight of marmots on Alp Grimmels

(Note: Click on the images for an enlargment.)

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Maps and Diagramms:

Overview:

Overview of the trails to Alp Grimmels

There are three trails to Alp Grimmels: One starting at parking lot P1 / bus stop "Champlönch" through the valley Champlönch, one starting at parking lot P2 (no bus stop) or parking lot P3 / bus stop "Vallun Chafuol" near Vallun Chafuol and one starting at parking lot P5 or P6 / bus stop "Il Fuorn" near the hotel Il Fuorn. If you use the bus, any combination of these trails make up a nice trip without the need of going back the same way. In addition, there is also a new trail from P2 to P1, so it is now possible to hike a round trip starting and ending at P1 without going back the same trail.
Note: We strongly discourage to walk on the Pas dal Fuorn road, it is a small road with a lot of traffic and there is no room for pedestrians !

Detailed Map:

Detailed map with trail to Alp Grimmels

This track was recorded with a GPS and shows the actual trip to Alp Grimmels starting and ending at Ova Spin (find more information about GPS systems here).

Elevation profile:

Elevation profile of the trail to Alp Grimmels

This profile was recorded with a GPS and shows the measured elevation of the trail shown above (find more information about GPS systems here).

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Picture Gallery:

Valley Champloench - a small valley with a wide, easy to hike trail in the center and a forest in the background Valley Champloench - a small valley with a wide, easy to hike trail in the center and some mountains in the background Hotel Il fuorn and the Pass dal Fuorn road seen through the forest near Alp Grimmels
Valley Champlönch - view direction northwest Valley Champlönch - view direction southeast View from near Alp Grimmels down to the Pass dal Fuorn road and the hotel Il Fuorn
Alp Grimmels from a distance, an alpine meadow surrounded by a forest Alp Grimmels, the alpine meadow in the foreground and a mountain in the back A marmot on Alp Grimmels
Alp Grimmels from a distance - this picture was taken from the opposite side of the main valley View of Alp Grimmels, a rest area where lots of marmots live A marmot on Alp Grimmels
Panoramic view from Alp Grimmels - Il Fourn and the Pass dal Fuorn road on the left, Munt la Schera in the center and part of Alp Grimmels with the pick nic area on the right
Panoramic view from Alp Grimmels (this picture was made up from four images "stitched" together with Canon PhotoStitch)
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