The Davos Panoramaweg, a classic high traverse above the west side of the Davos Valley features great views of the high peaks and glacier clad summits towering above Klosters, the Fluela, Dischma and Sertig valleys and beyond.
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- Distance: 6.4 miles (one way) to Strela Pass
8.5 miles (one way) to Schatzalp
11.5 miles (one way) to Latschuelfurgga and Schatzalp
- Elevation: 7,484-ft. at Trailhead
7,700-ft. at Strela Pass
7,700-ft. at Schatzalp
7,963-ft. at Latschuelfurgga and Schatzalp
- Elevation Gain: 390-ft. to Strela Pass
-1,594-ft. to Schatzalp
-1,857-ft. to Latschuelfurgga and Schatzalp
- Difficulty: moderate
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Davos / Eastern Switzerland
Why Hike Davos Panoramaweg - Gotschnagrat to Schatzalp
A cable car ride to Gotschnagrat leads to the starts of the panoramic traverse with amazing views. Gotschnagrat, a stunning overlook high above the confluence of the Davos at Prattigau valleys, serves up views from Madrissa to the glacier-clad Silvarettahorn massif.
From the overlook the trail travels through meadows between 7,500-ft. and 7,600-ft. with unobstructed views of the summits rising above the three long valleys extending southeast from the Davos valley along with the high peaks towering above the trail to the west. Various viewpoints and benches beckon hikers to stop and take in the scenery.
The traditional Panoramaweg trail visits Stelapass before descending on moderately-steep grades to the funicular at Schatzalp. Alternatively, cut the trail short by descending to the middle station of the Weissfluhjoch funicular or extend the day by hiking to the wind swept Latschuelfurgga saddle before dropping down to Schatzalp.
The trail passes through a few ski areas, which mar the otherwise lovely meadows along the trail. Try not to let these eyesores detract from the wonderful views of the high peaks.
There are a lot of ups and downs on this trail. No real serious climbs but a good descent to Schatzalp at the end. The elevation gains and losses listed on the hike only indicate the net gain or losses and not the full gains and losses.
The hike can be walked in either direction. I advise getting an early start. The trail is shared by bikes. Generally you will not see many bikes on the trail early in the morning.
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