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2 Lake Hike to the Älplisee and the Schwellisee

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  • Älplisee
    Älplisee
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This hike takes you to 2 of a total of 10 lakes in Arosa. From the Hörnli valley station you reach the Älplisee and afterwards the Schwellisee. At the end you will return to the Hörnli.
moderate
Distance 7.7 km
2:30 h
347 m
347 m
2,174 m
1,832 m

The part 10-lake hike leads past two of the lakes. Start and end of the tour is at the Hörnli valley station

Älplisee

The Älplisee is situated at 2,156 m.a.s.l. on the Arosa Älpli, southwest of Innerarosa behind the Älpliriegel. The lake is embedded in the source area of the Plessur, between the Schwellisee, the mountains Erzhorn, Aroser Rothorn as well as Älplihorn. In summer the demanding mountain hiking trails in the direction of Erzhornsattel, Rothorn, Ramozhütte/Welschtobel, Hörnli and to Gredigs Fürggli lead past the lake.

Schwellisee

The Schwellisee is situated at 1,933 m.a.s.l. on the Arosa Alp, southwest of Innerarosa on the young Plessur. The stone pine trunks in the lake still bear witness to the extensive stone pine forest that once stretched far above the Schwellisee and was later cleared by the Walsers.

 

The board for the 10-Lake-Plausch is placed at the outflow of the lake.

Author’s recommendation

Take a good camera - the colors of the lakes are beautiful.
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Älplisee, 2,174 m
Lowest point
Hörnlitalstation, 1,832 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.80%Forested/wild trail 44.50%Path 52.03%Road 2.65%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.4 km
Path
4 km
Road
0.2 km
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Rest stops

Restaruant Alpenblick

Safety information

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

Tips and hints

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 (winter sports report)
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Start

Hörnli Valley Station (1,835 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'769'536E 1'182'577N
DD
46.772785, 9.658610
DMS
46°46'22.0"N 9°39'31.0"E
UTM
32T 550283 5180125
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Destination

Hörnli Valley Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Hörnlibahn -  Schwellisee - Älplisee - Schwellisee - Hörnlibahn

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the RhB from Chur to Arosa. Then on foot or by bus to the Hörnli valley station.

Getting there

By car on the road from Chur to Arosa to the Hörnli valley station.

Parking

There is a parking lot at the Hörnli valley station. Further information can be found here

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'769'536E 1'182'577N
DD
46.772785, 9.658610
DMS
46°46'22.0"N 9°39'31.0"E
UTM
32T 550283 5180125
w3w 
///circular.reddish.exonerate
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Equipment

good footwear, clothing suitable for the weather, food and drink

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
347 m
Descent
347 m
Highest point
2,174 m
Lowest point
1,832 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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