6 Highlights in the Gorner Gorge
- Gorner Gorge is one of the most special natural spectacles near Zermatt. Here you will find gigantic waterfalls and steep rock faces.
- The rock in the gorge is a greenish serpentinite about 220 million years old.
- A wooden walkway leads you through the gorge and lets you experience the natural spectacle up close.
- In mid-October, thanks to the sun, the water of the gorge lights up in a spectacular turquoise blue in the afternoon.
- Gorner Gorge is a great spectacle for the whole family.
- A beautiful hiking trail leads you optionally after the gorge further over Blatten or Moos.
What awaits you in the Gorner Gorge
The Gorner Gorge is a very special natural spectacle. The narrow gorge is characterized by spectacular waterfalls and steep rock faces. The rock of the gorge is a special greenish serpentinite. It is estimated to be about 220 million years old.
Wooden footbridges lead through the gorge, on which you can explore the natural spectacle. The boardwalks lead you deep inside and let you dive into the special world of water and rock. It takes about 20 minutes to walk along the boardwalks. If you feel like walking a little further, you can follow the path via Blatten or Moos.
Swiss Activities Tip:
Would you like to combine the exploration of the gorge with an adventure? Then the via ferrata Gornerschlucht adventure is just right for you. Here, the first adrenaline kick will certainly not be long in coming.
Swiss Activities Tip:
From mid-October, you should ideally visit the gorge between 15:00 and 16:00. At this time the water of the gorge shines in a beautiful turquoise blue thanks to the special light conditions.
How to get to the Gorner Gorge
The Gorner Gorge is located within walking distance from Zermatt. To visit the gorge, take the train to Zermatt. Since Zermatt is car-free, you can alternatively drive to Täsch and change trains there. From the Zermatt train station you can reach the entrance of the Gorner Gorge within a 15 to 20 minute walk.
Opening hours Gorner Gorge
The Gorner Gorge is only accessible during the summer months from the end of May to mid-October. During these months it is possible to cross the gorge on foot. The opening hours are daily between 09:15 and 17:45.
For whom is the Gorner Gorge suitable?
Gorner Gorge is a great experience for the whole family. Craggy rocks, turquoise water and the special rock inspire young and old. The short walk from Zermatt is also well suited for children.
Due to the wooden walkways through the gorge, the path is not wheelchair accessible.