Engadin Scuol

on the road with Chantal

Hike to Crap Putèr

Details of the hike

The view from Crap Putèr over Unterenagdin is unique and well known, now I wanted to see it with my own eyes.

From Chantal Mayor

I have already heard a lot about Crap Putèr and have also seen some photos. The longer the more the desire arose to enjoy this view for oneself. On a Saturday morning, in the twilight and with pleasant temperatures, I set off with two dogs.

Since I left early in the morning, I drove by car to the parking place Tarasp Fontana. There is a free car park at the edge of the forest. From there a forest road leads in the direction of Val Plavna to a barbecue area and the starting point of the dwarf trail. Here the first ascent of the day begins, up towards Alp Laisch. On this forest road there are some steep climbs and then some flatter ones. You reach Alp Laisch after about one and a half hours.

After Alp Laisch, the path continues through the forest on a path that is still wide at the beginning. After climbing further uphill, you reach a fork to the left to a small path. This path leads straight up through the forest. Past the shepherd's hut, you can take advantage of the shade of the trees. Again and again in between I catch a glimpse of the surrounding valleys, on the one hand the Lower Engadine and on the other hand the Val Plavna.

After reaching the timberline, the path leads over stones and meadows, always towards the finish. The last part after the timberline is steep again. The closer you get to the top with the two benches, the more you can already guess the view. At the top you can simply enjoy this wonderful view towards Scuol and Sent.

Now there is an important question, which bench to choose - the one with the view towards Scuol or the one with the view towards Guarda. A difficult decision - I chose the bench facing Scuol.

After a break and a breakfast with a view, we started our way back. On the one hand, there is the possibility to make the descent to Sur En d'Ardez and further on to Ardez, and on the other hand to return by the same route. As my car is in Tarasp, I decided to take the same way back. On the descent you can enjoy the view again from a different angle.

I will definitely visit the Crap Putèr again and I can well imagine that this beautiful hike will be an integral part of my hiking plans.

Important to know:

  • How to get there: By car (free parking available or by bus to Tarasp Fontana)
  • Duration: approx. 5 hours walking time
  • Equipment: hiking boots, warm clothing, sun and rain protection
  • A small tip for dog owners: Since there is no stream or lake along the way, you should not only take something to drink for yourself, but also for your dog. He will thank you for it.
Chantal Mayor
Chantal Mayor

Chantal Mayor grew up in S-charl and has been working as an event manager for the Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair holiday region since 1 May 2019. Apart from swimming, walks with her dog Aiko are her favourite leisure activity.

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