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17 Margunet

Hiking trail
Time required: 3 hoursLength: 8.00 km


June, July, August, September, October


Urtatsch 2
7530 Zernez
Tel. +41 (0)81 851 41 41
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This well-frequented route has become increasingly popular since bearded vultures were released here between 1991 and 2007.

A good 3 hours’ walk leads us through an interesting section of the Pass dal Fuorn forests and the wonderfully varied flora of the Park’s alpine meadows. The nature trail provides detailed information along the way, in 5 languages.

Nature trail, extensive Pass dal Fuorn forests, marmots at Alp Stabelchod, the site of bearded vulture releases (1991 – 2007) is visible from Margunet.
Focus leaflets to accompany this walk can be purchased at the National Park Centre in Zernez or via our shop online (Vegetationsentwicklung and Murgänge – only available in German).

Follow-up hikes
Reverse Route 13, Route 18



8.00 km
Vertical heigth
450 m
Time required
3 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Difficulty: white-red-white / easy, T2 (Scale SAC)
Starting and end point can be reached by post bus (bus stops: Stabelchod/P8, Il Fuorn/P6).

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly


Il Fuorn:

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace


Starting point
Stabelchod (Altitude: 1885 m)
Arrival by public transport
Stabelchod P8 Timetable SBB
Il Fuorn (Altitude: 1794 m)
Arrival by public transport
Il Fuorn P6 Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families
  • Groups

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • First cycle (Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade)
  • Second cycle (3rd - 6th grade, primary level)
  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes
  • Association/Companies

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Aerie of the Golden eagle

King of the air. Under total protection since 1953. Wingspan up to max. 2.2 m. One aerie is near the road Pass dal Fuorn

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Alp Stabelchod

Until 1919, Alp Stabelchod was used as grazing for cattle. Since then the forest has not regrown.

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Bearded vulture

Resettlement. Since 1986 bearded vultures have been released in the Alps as part of an international project.

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Rastplatz Alp Stabelchod

Die Alp Stabelchod wurde bis 1911 als Viehalp genutzt. Heute ist sie die am besten untersuchte Wiese Europas und idealer Beoachtungspunkt für Murmeltiere.

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Guided walks in the Swiss National Park

Our expert guides know where to find the most fascinating natural sights and observations. Their explanations will assist you in your discovery of a new world.
Cost: CHF 380.–
Duration: 6-7 hours (including lunch break)

Nature experienceGuided tour / ExcursionOffer for groups
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Educational Excursions in the Swiss National Park

Experiencing nature is the main object of the Park’s excursions for children: finding things, observing, making comparisons, using all our senses to take note of what’s around us.
Cost: CHF 380.–
Duration: 6-7 hours (including lunch break)

Nature experienceGuided tour / ExcursionOffer for classes