Gorner Gorge

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Gorner Gorge
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The Gorner gorge is a place of exceptional natural beauty. The wooden walkways leading between the towering cliffs provide a dramatic insight into the power of nature. The Gorner gorge offers a thrilling adventure for the whole family. Since the last ice age, the waters of the Gornervispe have carved an ever deeper chasm. Access for tourists was created back in 1886 and 1887. The rock, greenish serpentinite, is about 220 million years old. This natural spectacle is a 15-minute walk from the end of the village of Zermatt. Summer •Trip through the gorge on foot Tip: •a visit to the gorge from about mid-September, between 3pm and 4pm, is especially impressive: in the special light conditions, the water takes on a brilliant turquoise color •Trip through the upper stretches of the gorge - Gorge adventure (with mountain guide, bookable offer)
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AbKarat
Hoorn, The Netherlands101 contributions
Family
The gorge is impressive but a bit difficult to find. Find your way next to the forest fun park. Pay the entrance fee and enter. At the end take the trail to the left back to the city center. We did it with a 3 children, youngest 1.5. You need to keep an eye out as some part are dangerous for such a young child.
Written July 26, 2020
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Mosk
Apex, NC11 contributions
It's a must do in Zermatt. And the best deal in town! 5 swiss franks for this walk and worth a whole lot more! Amazing place for walk and great pics - just don't drop your phone! We spent about 45minutes in the gorge area and then hiked another 2 hours up to the Furi station. Seriously uphill hike, but awesome. My wife, 18 year old son, and 21 year old daughter all enjoyed this alot!
Written July 10, 2022
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Salem Alkaabi
United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Family
We have walked from Zermatt center to Gorner Gorge about 30 minutes with you children. We have taken nice video for the waterfalls, them we have continued our way to Blatten village where we had cold drinks at the resturent then we continued our way to the top of the mountain to the Furi village where the panoramic view of Zermatt them we have take the cable car to Zermatt. In summary, it was a good visit.
Written August 9, 2021
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HeidiRonnegrenMeier
Zurich, Switzerland44 contributions
Due to bad weather we couldn't go up the mountains. This was a nice hike about 15 minutes from the train station. There are alot of stairs and it's a bit narrow. The gorge itself is about a 20 minute walk, but we continued and did a short hike afterwards. Probably good for kids over 4 or so, but not people with problems walking.
Written June 15, 2020
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astrobax
Lausanne, Switzerland22 contributions
Very pleasant walk in the Gorge. The path itself is very short, you're probably though it in 15 minutes with largely enough time for pics and admiration, but definitely worth the walk. At the end of it, you can easily extend the hike around if you're still in for some walking.
Written July 14, 2020
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D.Farkswald
Great Falls, MT301 contributions
Couples
It's a tough slog getting up to it, but worth every step once you're down inside.

We've never been this close to an active river still grinding an ever-deepening gorge like this.

There are 170 or so stair steps leading down, through and back up along a well-constructed wooden walkway which traverses the gorge .

The pleasant lady manager at the top will take your $5 franc admission fee and strongly suggest the walk back through the hamlet of Blatten to return to Zermatt when you're finished. It's a mostly flat, two-hour hike.

There's also a shorter, direct walk back to the Winkelmatten bus stop at the bottom of Zerrmatt that's only 30 minutes. It's more of a rough hiking trail and mostly downhill.

Both are signed at the top end of the gorge. Despite the woman's poor opinion of the shorter route, we took it because we'd rather hike than walk. We're 74 and 82, in decent shape, and had no problems.
Written September 17, 2018
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TryppAdams
Minneapolis, MN9,537 contributions
Solo
I was strolling down the road out of Zermatt towards the Matterhorn and happened upon Gorner Gorge. With an entrance fee of $5, that seemed almost free for Switzerland so I checked it out. The overall gorge is pretty short, maybe a 1/4 mile and while there is an interesting catwalk along the edge and some scenic glacial flow, a suspended rock and a waterfall, I don't know that the gorge is the most amazing thing I have ever seen or if pressed for time in Zermatt, that I would go out of my way to see it. If you have time, and are looking for a scenic detour on your hike, hit it up.
Written October 10, 2016
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nessysnail
Derby, UK126 contributions
Family
What a lovely place! rather hidden but accessible at the base of the Matterhorn.
This would originally have been impossible for most people to traverse and so a platform walkway was built for people to walk the gorge part way up the cliff-face, and it is from there that you can enjoy the stunning natural formations all around you and water torrents below.
It's well worth a visit.
Coming out the other side takes you to a walk through woodland with several options of paths to take, depending on where you fancy going. We took a path that eventually led us past a lovely village near the base of the Matterhorn, and onwards into Zermatt itself via a road we had not been on before. It's like a little adventure.

Also in this area are woodland walks that take you past outdoor fitness set-ups, for anyone to have a go at. We thought these were really good!

Cameras at the ready - the gorge is gorgeous.
Written July 27, 2016
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JHD1951
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
Couples
Gorner Gorge is an easy hike from Zermatt in case the weather isn't perfect to go up the mountain lifts, just walk past the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable station. It's 5 SF entry and takes about 30 minutes through the gorge on wooden walkways, not too strenuous, lovely views. We were there about 0930 and had the place to ourselves. When you come out the other end, you can hike back to Zermatt on the other side of the river, about 30 minutes, a pleasant walk through the woods and countryside.
Written July 19, 2016
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Kathryn S
Fort Collins, CO162 contributions
For my husband and me this was the highlight of the Zermatt area. Other sights were definitely interesting, but this was off the so beautiful, interesting, and when we were there, not crowded at all! There is a small entrance fee, but well worth it!
Written November 9, 2019
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