Morteratsch Glacier, near St. Moritz in Graubünden, Switzerland, is the third most biggest glacier in the easter alps. The glacier tongue is easily reachable by foot following a 2,2 km path. It is definitely worth a visit!
The landscape around the glacier tounge looks like a desert. Layers of sand and dust cover the ice, with the ice water constantly flowing into the lower valley.
In winter, it is possible to ski down the valley from Diavolezza and the glacier. But also in summer, it is worth ascending the mountain and experiencing the view over Pers and Morteratsch glacier.
The red stone of the Diavolezza almost looks like a Mars landscape, filled with ice.
In the distance, the full ice of the Morteratsch is visible.
The walk from the parking lot to the glacier is about 30-45 minutes, so we suggest planning about 2 hours for it (with a stay near the glacier). If you want to go up the Diavolezza, count in another 2 hours.