Monstein to Büelenhorn to Muchetta Loop
ElevationAscent: 5,994' 1,827 m
Descent: -6,006' -1,831 m
High: 9,023' 2,750 m
Low: 4,416' 1,346 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 100% (45°)
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“Long loop run up to Büelenhorn and along a ridge to Muchetta, followed by a descent into Jenisberg.”— Roger Winet
The trail to Büelenhorn follows first a good alp road, and then, from Mäschenboden, a rocky mountain path. The trail is easy to follow as there are red/white markers that guide the way. After 11 km from the station, and 1460 m gain in altitude, one arrives at the Büelenhorn. The view from there is great, especially towards Mittelbünden.
Follow a grassy ridge, called Stulsergrat, which is mostly downhill, but with some short uphill sections to arrive at Muchetta, another amazing view point. From there, it’s downhill to Jenisberg. That is definitely the most challenging part of the run as it is very steep and it’s easy to slip on the wet grass. Don’t attempt it without walking poles!
From Jenisberg to Monstein-Station, the trail is on a mostly easy and good path that is shared with mountain bikers. There is relatively long but not steep upward section before it goes definitely downhill to the station and the end of the route.
Alternatively, to shorten the run, one could run down a forest road to Wiesen-Station and take the train back to Monstein or other places. Another alternative is to run to Monstein and visit the brewery or having a drink or both.
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