Ruinaulta

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Ruinaulta
Glacier Express in the Rhine gorge

Ruinaulta is a canyon created by the Anterior Rhine between Ilanz/Glion and Reichenau in the debris of the Flims Rockslide just upstream of its confluence with the Posterior Rhine at Reichenau in the Grisons, eastern Switzerland. It is sometimes known as the Rhine Gorge, or sometimes rather ironically called Swiss Grand Canyon. Protected by cliffs several hundred metres high, the area is forested and a haven for wildlife. It is a popular location for rafting.[1][2]

The gorge is largely inaccessible by road, but is traversed by the Disentis to Chur line of the Rhaetian Railway. It is accessible from the Valendas-Sagogn, Versam-Safien and Trin stations that lie within the gorge.[2][3][4]

Coordinates: 46°48′29″N 9°18′54″E / 46.808138°N 9.314947°E / 46.808138; 9.314947

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruinaulta". Switzerland Tourism. Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Hike along the Ruinaulta". wanderungen.ch. Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Map sheet 4 SE" (Map). Ruinaulta (2016 ed.). 1:200 000. National Map 1:200'0000. Federal Office of Topography - swisstopo. ISBN 978-3-302-00004-6. Retrieved 2017-06-05 – via map.geo.admin.ch. 
  4. ^ "Rail network". Rhaetian Railway. Archived from the original on 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-05. 

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