Marmot TrailTheme trail

This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.

Best season

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Marmots are fascinating animals, comical creatures whose shrill warning whistles can be heard from far away. This path offers an ideal opportunity to watch the antics of these furry rodents, which live in burrows and are active by day. Walkers may be lucky enough to enjoy the charming sight of the young leaving the burrow for the first time.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • Panels describe the life of the marmots (in German, English, French, Japanese)
  • Wood sculptures along the trail
  • Marmot observation posts at Sunnegga
Blauherd - Stellisee - Sunnegga

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 30)

We recommend:
  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
Do not forget your bathing suit and towel. Enjoy the bathing possibilities in the lake Leisee.


Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • It is forbidden to walk on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.
"Themen erwandern in Zermatt", Zermatt Bergbahnen AG, Eigenverlag, Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, ISBN 978-3-905756-68-5. Erhältlich bei den Zermatt Bergbahnen AG im Shop auf Matterhorn glacier paradise, via E-Mail oder per Telefon auf +41 (0)27 966 01 01.

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Difficulty medium
Distance 3,8 km
Ascent 135 m
Descent 426 m
Duration 1,10 h
Lowest point 2275 m
Highest point 2578 m

Starting point of the tour:

Blauherd (2'571 m)

Destination of the tour:

Sunnegga (2'288 m)


  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent


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