National Park: Animal Paradise Murtersattel

15.5 km
7:15 h
1543 mhd
1245 mhd
Sonnenaufgang auf der Alp Murter mit Blick in die Val Sassa und zum Piz Quattervals.
Der Murtersattel bietet einen wunderbaren Ausblick über das Ofenpassgebiet. Rechts der Munt la Schera.

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Im Abstieg vom Murtersattel dominiert der Munt la Schera vor uns. Wir tauchen zuerst ein in den Legföhrengürtel, dann in einen reinen Lärchen- und schliesslich in einen Arven-Lärchenwald.
Classic national park hike with numerous possibilities for animal watching, a species-rich flora, geological features and a varied hiking area. From the unspoilt Val Cluozza it goes over the Murtersattel into the Spöltal.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2547 m
Lowest Point  1468 m
Best Season

Start Zernez train station (1471 m above sea level.M.)
Destination Postbus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m above sea level.M.)
Coordinates 46.697914, 10.090268


With this hike, the tour from Zernez to Chamanna Cluozza can be extended to an attractive round trip. Cosy hikers, of course, take an overnight stay. On the way, the Murtersattel is not only one of the best points for animal watching in the national park, but also an excellent panorama, as well as the view to the plate with dinosaur tracks at Piz dal Diavel. The route is interesting, especially in the descent challenges the knees and requires tread-proof and concentrated walking in individual exposed places.

Note: The carrying of dogs is not allowed in the Swiss National Park, even on a leash. For more information and all protections, see


If you have problems with long descents, it is better to walk the route in the opposite direction and spend an overnight stay in the Chamanna Cluozza.


Mountain hike (white-red-white). Long and partly steep descent. Sure-footedness is required. It is usually windy on the saddle.

Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call


From Zernez station (1474 m above sea.M level) through Val Cluozza to Chamanna Cluozza (see route «Chamanna Cluozza»). There is the possibility to spend the night. Be sure to reserve early ( / Tel.  +41 (0)81 856 12 35)!

Am morning from the Chamanna Cluozza (1882 m above.M sea level) through pine-larch forest and later through pine fields uphill. At 2200 m above sea level.M through a steep debris run – a permanently installed rope gives a stop here – and then over the alpine pastures of the Murter. Here used to graze the cattle, today numerous marmots, which can be ideally observed, inhabit the terrain near the path. At the height of the ruins of the old alpine building, the dinosaur tracks at Piz dal Diavel can be spotted with a good binoculars. Shortly afterwards, the path reaches the Murtersattel (2545 m above sea level.M), where a brisk wind often blows. Now the view opens into the Spöltal and the Engadine Dolomites. The descent starts steeply and leads on Plan dals Poms again past ruins of former alpine buildings. After this terrace, the seemingly endless zigzag path begins through leg pine stands and later through a magnificent larch, pine, spruce and pine forest. At the clearing of Plan Praspöl (1690 m above sea level.M.) the bottom of the valley is almost reached. Only 10 minutes to the bridge over the Spöl, where the final ascent to the Postbus stop Vallun Chafuol/P3 begins.

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