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Spannorthütte SAC

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Medium-length and towards the end steep approach hike from Engelberg to the Spannorthütte SAC (1,956 m) in the Uri Alps.

moderate
Distance 10.9 km
4:30 h
961 m
0 m
1,961 m
1,000 m

From the entrance to the wildly romantic Surenental valley, the hiking trail meanders in a varied manner along the Engelberger Aa river. After a short rest at Alp Stäfeli, the previously comfortable path turns into an alpine trail that requires surefootedness. Arrived at the cozy SAC hut, you ask yourself the question: stay overnight, experience a beautiful sunset or hike back (the same way).

Author’s recommendation

In the Alp Stäfeli you will be served traditional Swiss dishes and a fine Älpler - Kafi.

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Engelberg - Titlis Tourismus 
Update: June 22, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,961 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
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Track types

Asphalt 19.84%Forested/wild trail 17.83%Path 60.16%Road 2.15%
Asphalt
2.2 km
Forested/wild trail
1.9 km
Path
6.6 km
Road
0.2 km
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Tips and hints

Gastronomy

Alp Stäfeli

Spannorthütte SAC

Start

Engelberg train station (999 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'673'576E 1'185'846N
DD
46.819706, 8.402807
DMS
46°49'10.9"N 8°24'10.1"E
UTM
32T 454445 5185302
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Destination

Spannorthütte SAC

Turn-by-turn directions

Engelberg train station - Fürenalp valley station - Alpenrösli - Alp Stäfeli - Spannorthütte SAC

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

National and international connections (from Zurich airport connections every half hour with approx. 1h travel time) to Lucerne. Then with the Zentralbahn in 43 minutes through varied landscape and gorges up to Engelberg.

Getting there

By car, take the A2 (Basel-Gotthard) to Stans Süd, then take the main road 20 km to Engelberg. Engelberg is 30 minutes from Lucerne, 1 hour and 15 minutes from Basel, Zurich or Bern.

Parking

There are paid parking spaces available in Engelberg: Parking Facilities

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'673'576E 1'185'846N
DD
46.819706, 8.402807
DMS
46°49'10.9"N 8°24'10.1"E
UTM
32T 454445 5185302
w3w 
///perused.lies.wooden
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes are required. Sun protection and hiking poles, as well as a short snack are an advantage.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
961 m
Highest point
1,961 m
Lowest point
1,000 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available

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