Gorner Gorge
Gorner Gorge
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Geologic FormationsWaterfalls
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Monday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Tuesday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Wednesday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Thursday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Saturday
9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
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9:15 AM - 5:45 PM
About
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)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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jdhacct
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The walkway through the gorge is a wonderful and well maintained wooden walk including many steps and cliff side overhangs. The gorge itself is very dramatic and offers many opportunities for great photos and movies, especially of the waterfalls and small rapids along with the walkway literally built into the side of the gorge.

The only disappointment was that it is a relatively short walk. I had visited this gorge many, many years ago and seem to remember that it used to be a longer walk. Asking around, it appears that part of the walk was damaged and not replaced (not verified).

Worth a visit but suspect there could be much more.
Written 29 December 2023
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Katie D
Lake Forest, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Worth the walk uphill to see the beautiful views. It costs about $5 but totally worth it. Not a long walk but steep stairs
Written 14 October 2023
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David M
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Hit this on the way from Furi station to Zermatt. Do not pass Restaurant Blatten, instead go right and downhill and it will take you through the gorge and back to Zermatt.
Written 7 September 2023
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MrRizla
Eindhoven, The Netherlands158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Beautiful place, well maintained. The place with the “bridges” itself is not that large but the price of 5.5CHF is worth it, a few hiking trails are on the end.
Written 5 September 2023
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Ozi-gal
Perth, Australia635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The price is now 5.50 CHF. He doesn't accept euros, but not takes credit cards. Kids 3 CHF.
We followed the directions given by a previous reviewer, but then noticed you can also access the gorge from the other side of the river and do it in reverse. We went in at the pay station, then continued out the other side, turned right, and had a pleasant hour or so walk back to Zermatt, part of it through the forest.
If you want to see the gorge but aren't worried about the boardwalks, there is a small section you can see from the public path bridge - just under the big power structure (not sure how to describe - giant metal grid structure, almost like a bridge).
Written 26 June 2023
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Susanabbru
Hollywood, FL484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Beautiful gorge worth visiting. Even on rainy day it was worth the hike to see this natural wonder. Not sure how we had never visited before but glad we finally did
Written 15 June 2023
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BonitaConchita
Lake Country, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Rainy morning in Zermatt and this was an excellent little hike. We were the only ones there. The force of water gushing through the canyon was amazing to see. Good value in a place where everything is expensive. Access to further hiking trails from part way through the gorge loop made for a good morning hike.
Written 10 June 2023
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carkeekpark
Seattle, WA106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We traveled through the Gorner Gorge on a hike from Zermatt to Furi. The property is privately owned and the admission fee needs to be paid in cash (no cards). We were short of CHF, but the gatekeeper was willing to take USD. The gorge is narrow with a rushing river of melted glacier ice. The sound of the water rushing through the canyon echos. The walkway is narrow and includes quite a number of stairs. It can be wet as well.
Written 19 October 2022
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AsHammer
Indianapolis, IN192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Stunning walk through the gorge, easily worth the 5 CHF. I know the focus of Zermatt is the Matterhorn, but don’t sleep on Gorner Gorge either (especially rewarding if you get a bad weather day like we did). It won’t take too much of your time either as it’s a short hike through - probably 15-20 mins total!
Written 15 October 2022
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OldieEastMidlands
East Midlands518 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Well worth the walk out from Zermatt. The walkways and steps are well maintained. The power of the water is amazing. Our visit was spoilt a little by the helicopter delivering cement to a nearby building site every few minutes, but that couldn’t be helped.
Written 5 October 2022
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