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Natural History Hiking Trail Isel

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  • Die eindrückliche Landschaft zwischen Schiesshorn und Schafrugg
    Die eindrückliche Landschaft zwischen Schiesshorn und Schafrugg
    Photo: Arosa Tourismus, Arosa Lenzerheide
m 1700 1650 1600 5 4 3 2 1 km Kleiner Alteinwasserfall Grosser Alteinwasserfall Feuerstelle Hinterwald Feuerstelle Iselwald Feuerstelle Iselwiis
Exciting theme trail - even in bad weather.
easy
Distance 5.2 km
1:25 h
67 m
80 m
1,686 m
1,607 m
Would you like to learn something about the history of Arosa's water and electricity supply or do you simply feel like discovering the mysterious botanical and geological diversity of our region on your own? Hike along the natural history trail. The trail leads from the Iselwies to the Altein waterfall and back to the reservoir. This walk is also possible in bad weather.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy the hike in July . The lady's slipper (cypripedium calceolus) is a species of orchid and flowers in the Isel/Arosa the plant loves sparse forests and calcareous soils (hence its occurrence in the Isel).  The development from seed to flower-bearing plant takes 12 to 15 years.
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Arosa Tourismus
Update: February 03, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,686 m
Lowest point
1,607 m
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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

Themed hiking routes in Arosa.

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

ARA Arosa (1,618 m)
Coordinates:
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2'771'354E 1'182'885N
DD
46.775093, 9.682514
DMS
46°46'30.3"N 9°40'57.1"E
UTM
32T 552105 5180397
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Destination

Stausee Arosa

Turn-by-turn directions

ARA Arosa - Stausee Arosa

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Public transport

The Rhaetian Railway runs hourly from Chur to Arosa and back.

From the station take the village bus to the Untersee stop, then continue on foot to the Stausee.

Getting there

From Chur via Schanfiggerstrasse to Arosa. At the post office square in Arosa, turn left in the direction of Untersee/Stausee.

Parking

At the entrance to the village of Arosa you will find a large parking display board. There are parking spaces directly at the ARA Arosa.

Further information under Arosa Parking.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'354E 1'182'885N
DD
46.775093, 9.682514
DMS
46°46'30.3"N 9°40'57.1"E
UTM
32T 552105 5180397
w3w 
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Equipment

 Good footwear and weather-appropriate clothing is recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:25 h
Ascent
67 m
Descent
80 m
Highest point
1,686 m
Lowest point
1,607 m
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