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Sils to Lej Sgrischua to Val Fex

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Distance 13.9 km
4:00 h
917 m
917 m
2,618 m
1,807 m
From the top station of the Furtschellas, follow the watercourse up the mountain, until after about half an hour the trail branches off to the right. You enter the valley via a well-maintained hiking trail across a kind of terrace high above the Fex valley, with a beautiful view of snow-capped peaks beyond. After a short ascent, you reach the Lej Sgrischus - which despite its name is anything but «gruesome». The lake is a great place to relax and if you are lucky, you may spot chamois on the scree slopes. From the lake, you can either climb up to Piz Chüern (2,689m/8,822ft) and then descend on a steep path directly into the Val Fex, or walk gradually down through splendid flowering meadows to the valley floor. From the Hotel Fex, you can take a horse-drawn carriage back to Sils, or walk out of the valley and through the gorge to Sils Maria. Engadin St. Moritz CH-7500 St. Moritz Phone: +41 (0)81 830 00 01 Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18 email: allegra@estm.ch Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

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Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,618 m
Lowest point
1,807 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.42%Forested/wild trail 4.34%Path 86.51%Road 0.70%
Asphalt
1.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.6 km
Path
12 km
Road
0.1 km
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Sils i. E. (1,806 m)
Coordinates:
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2'778'740E 1'144'606N
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46.428955, 9.764325
DMS
46°25'44.2"N 9°45'51.6"E
UTM
32T 558724 5141993
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Sils i. E.

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Wildlife refuge Vanchera: December 20 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'778'740E 1'144'606N
DD
46.428955, 9.764325
DMS
46°25'44.2"N 9°45'51.6"E
UTM
32T 558724 5141993
w3w 
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Lisa Ne 
July 31, 2022 · Community
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Danilo Nussio
August 01, 2017 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 31, 2017
Panorama aus dem Piz Chüern
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.9 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
917 m
Descent
917 m
Highest point
2,618 m
Lowest point
1,807 m
Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available

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