The Rhône Glacier is a glacier in the Swiss Alps and the source of the river Rhône and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva in the far eastern end of the Swiss canton of Valais. Because the Glacier is located close to the Furka Pass road it is easily accessible.GeographyThe Rhône Glacier is the largest glacier in the Urner Alps. It lies on the south side of the range at the source of the Rhône. The Undri Triftlimi (3,081 m) connects it to the Trift Glacier. The glacier is located on the northernmost part of the canton of Valais, between the Grimsel Pass and the Furka Pass and is part of the Oberwald municipality. The Dammastock (3,630 m) is the highest summit above the glacier. During most of the past 11,000 years it was smaller than it is now.EvolutionThe Rhône Glacier is easily accessible so its evolution is observed since the 19th century. The glacier lost ~1300 m during the last 120 years leaving behind a track of naked stone.Plan to visit Rhone Glacier and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Gletsch attractions using our Gletsch day trip planning website .
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ポストバスでアンデルマットからグレッチまで行く途中の休憩で立ち寄りました。 氷河はかなり後退していて遠くに見える程度でしたが雄大さは感じました。 more »I stopped by at the break in the buses go from Andermatt to Gretsch. Glaciers are quite a step backwards, in the distance was felt the grandeur.
We come here every year to check up on the glacier as it recedes very noticeably every year. Global warming or something. A very cool thing to do on a very hot day. Walk down to the glacier and take a... more »
Un paseo muy corto hasta la lengua del glaciar. Visita obligada, hay que aprovechar que se retrae muy rápido. Por dentro el recorrido es corto pero te quedas maravillado. more »A very short walk to the glacier tongue. Visit bound, must seize it retracts too fast. Inside travel is short but you get amazed.
Spectacular place, a must-see position in your bucket list for Switzerland!
Beautiful Obergoms Valley to reach the glacier of the Rhone with visit to the Ice Cave, then the Furka pass. Having in front the Grimsel Pass
Too much pollution
Beautiful place with the natural ice pastime as recommended. Go fast now there still a glacier is
A beautiful and photogenic town in the Swiss Alps!
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