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Hiking Trail recommended route

Gaisbergtal valley - Rotmoostal valley - Obergurgl

Hiking Trail · Oetztal
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  • Hohe Mut Alm mit Panorama
    / Hohe Mut Alm mit Panorama
  • / Hohe Mut Sattel
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Blick von der Hohe Mut Alm ins Gaisberg- und Rotmoostal
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal Tourismus
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OBERGURGL -> Gaisbergtal valley -> Hohe Mut saddle -> Rotmoostal valley -> Schönwies hut -> stone pine forest -> OBERGURGL
moderate
Distance 11 km
5:00 h
650 m
684 m
Turn left after the Hotel Jenewein and follow the Gaisbergstrasse and over the meadow slopes to the entrance of the Gaisberg valley. The path runs close to the Gaisbergbach. Soon you come to a fork, both routes lead to the saddle of the Hohe Mut. The shorter and steeper path takes approx. 1.5 hours, the climb over the stamping point of the Gaisberg glacier 1 hour longer. The long ridge from the mountain station to the Kirchenkogel separates the Rotmoos from the Gaisberg valley. From the Mut saddle, take path 29a, descending to the Schönwieshütte. The stone pine forest, past the Rotmoos waterfall, is ideal for returning to Obergurgl.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
2,599 m
Lowest point
1,922 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Zirben Alm
Schönwies hut

Safety information

Moderate mountain trail; for sure-footed and experienced hikers. Good physical condition, mountain experience & mountain equipment (see notice equipment) necessary. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/summer.html.

Start

Obergurgl (1,933 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.866852, 11.024194
DMS
46°52'00.7"N 11°01'27.1"E
UTM
32T 654270 5192357
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Destination

Obergurgl

Turn-by-turn directions

Turn left after the Hotel Jenewein and follow the Gaisbergstrasse and over the meadow slopes to the entrance of the Gaisberg valley. The path runs close to the Gaisbergbach. Soon you come to a fork, both routes lead to the saddle of the Hohe Mut. The shorter and steeper path takes approx. 1.5 hours, the climb over the stamping point of the Gaisberg glacier 1 hour longer. The long ridge from the mountain station to the Kirchenkogel separates the Rotmoos from the Gaisberg valley. From the Mut saddle, take path 29a, descending to the Schönwieshütte. The stone pine forest, past the Rotmoos waterfall, is ideal for returning to Obergurgl.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or our local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at.

 

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the valley and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the countryroads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:
  • Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour
  • Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable - no parking at night
  • Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night
  • Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
  • Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking) 

Coordinates

DD
46.866852, 11.024194
DMS
46°52'00.7"N 11°01'27.1"E
UTM
32T 654270 5192357
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ötztaler Wanderbuch

Equipment

Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots, wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aid box, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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  • Obergurgl Stone Pine Forest - Theme Trail
  • Langtalferner
  • Top Mountain Run
  • Liebenerspitze West Summit
  • Seewerspitze
  • Hochfirst
  • Liebenerspitze ever summit
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
650 m
Descent
684 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights

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