Facts & Figures

Constitution Public law foundation (headquarters in Bern)
Location Canton Graubünden / Grisons (Engadine)
Altitude (metres above sea level) 1400 (Clemgia/Scuol) - 3174 (Piz Pisoc)
Climate dry, harsh, with strong solar radiation and low humidity
Area 170.3 km2 (17,030 hectares)
Founded 1 August 1914 (began: 1909)
Aims total nature protection, research, information
Land-leasing municipalities Zernez (68.6%), S-chanf (13.5), Scuol (13.2), Val Müstair (4.7)
Entry to park only via the 13 official entrances
Trails 100 km official marked paths, of which 2 alpine routes (white-blue-white)
Visitors approx. 120,000 per annum
Resting areas 18 (camp fires and camping forbidden)
Pass dal Fuorn road 10 car parks (limited number of spaces)
Public transport 6 PostBus stops within the Park (P1/P3/P4/P6/P8, S-charl)
Overnight accommodation in the Park: Cluozza hut, Hotel Park Naziunal Il Fuorn
Camping forbidden within the Park (including car parks); only permitted on official campsites in the region around the Park
Tourist offices Engadine, Zernez, S-chanf, Scuol, Val Müstair, Lavin
Guided excursions every Tuesday and Thursday; private guided excursions on request
Literature Guide to walks, maps, CD-ROM, illustrated book
Nature trail Il Fuorn-Stabelchod-Margunet-Val dal Botsch: 31/2 hours, info
Dogs not permitted, even when on a lead
Park wardens 8 full-time
Winter no admittance to Park (ski-ing not permitted)
Forest 28% (of which 99.5% coniferous)
Alpine grasslands 21% (most alpine plants are found here)
Unproductive terrain 51% (scree, rocks, high mountain region)
Deer population 1800 – 2000 (during the summer)
Bearded vulture reintroduced since 1991 in the Stabelchod valley
Equipment warm clothing; good walking boots, binoculars, info
Information boards at each Park entrance and car park (beginning of trails)

National Park Centre in Zernez
Opening times: Summer: Mid of June to end of October daily, 8.30am to 6pm
Winter: limited opening times