Top class cuisine and spectacular landscapes - the road to the "Grand Canyon" of Switzerland is a pleasure in every respect.


It all began 10,000 years ago. Between the Flimserstein (a high plateau) and Piz Grisch over 10,000 million cubic metres of rock broke off and thundered down into the valley. Towards Reichenauhe the Upper Rhine Valley disappears under a gigantic mass of debris. From there the Rhine got to work, eating greedily through the rock and creating the spectacular Swiss "Grand Canyon" - the Ruinaulta.

From Laax a pleasant hike leads to the 12.5 metre high observation platform "Il Spir", meaning "swift" (the bird). This is a most appropriate name, for "Il Spir" hovers over the Vorderrhein 400 metres below and provides a breathtaking bird's eye view into the gorge.

The trail starts at the sports centre Prau la Selva in Laax. An easy walk leads past Lag Tuleritg, the lake that subterraneously supplies the slightly lower lying Lake Cauma with water, through the enchanting mountain forests of Flims-Laax-Falera. With its turquoise colours and idyllic inlets, Lake Cauma quickly gives you a Mediterranean feeling and obviously lives up to its reputation as being one of the most popular bathing lakes.

Restaurant Conn serves local delicacies such as the speciality of the house, the Trinser Birnenravioli (Trins pear ravioli).

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1198 m
360 m
360 m
10 km
2 h 45 min
Duration back
2 h 45 min
Technical requirements
Physical requirements
May - November
Elevation profile
360Meter ascents
360Meter descents
Show elevation profile
Along Water, With panoramic view
Nature, Active
Signalisation in both directions
Suitable for children with age
10 - 13 years, 14+ Years
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Gästeinformation Flims Laax Falera
Via Nova 62
7017 Flims

Phone  +41 (0)81 920 92 00

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 659


10 km


2 h 45 min


360 m

Travel information: Laax-Flims-Falera

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