Aroser Rothorn from the northwest
|Elevation||2,980 m (9,780 ft)|
|Prominence||1,349 m (4,426 ft)|
|Isolation||13.5 km (8.4 mi)|
|Parent range||Plessur Alps|
The Aroser Rothorn is the highest mountain of the Plessur Alps. It is located between Arosa and Lenzerheide in the canton of Graubünden and with a summit elevation of 2,980 metres above sea level. The summit lies near the Parpaner Rothorn, which is served by a cable car.
A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.
The Plessur Alps are a mountain range in the Alps of eastern Switzerland. They are considered to be part of the Western Rhaetian Alps. They are named after the river Plessur, which originates from the center of the ranges. The Plessur Alps are separated from the Glarus Alps in the west by the Rhine valley; from the Rätikon range in the north by the Landquart river valley (Prättigau); from the Albula Alps in the south-east by the Landwasser river valley; from the Oberhalbstein Alps in the south by the Albula river valley.
Arosa is a statistic town and a municipality in the Plessur Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. It is both a summer and a winter tourist resort.
The Tödi, is a mountain massif and with the mountain peak Piz Russein the highest mountain in the Glarus Alps and the highest summit in the canton of Glarus, Switzerland. It is located on the border between the cantons of Graubünden, to the south, and Glarus, to the north, close to the point where those two cantons meet the canton of Uri, to the west. Although not the culminating point of Graubünden, it is its highest peak outside the Bernina range.
The Brienzer Rothorn is a mountain of the Emmental Alps, in Switzerland. With an elevation of 2,350 metres above sea level, the Brienzer Rothorn is the highest summit of the range. To its west lies the Tannhorn, whilst to its east are Arnihaaggen, Höch Gumme and the Brünig Pass. On its south side it overlooks Lake Brienz, whilst to the north it looks out over the Waldemme valley.
The Fluchthorn or Piz Fenga is a mountain of in the Silvretta Alps, located on the border between Austria and Switzerland. With a height of 3,399 metres (11,152 ft) above sea level, it is the second highest summit of the Silvretta Alps. The Fluchthorn lies between the Jamtal (Tyrol) and the Val Fenga (Graubünden). It consists of three summits of which the southern one is the highest.
Lenzerheide is a mountain resort in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland at the foot of the Parpaner Rothorn. The village lies in the municipality Vaz/Obervaz in the district of Albula, sub-district Alvaschein.
The Schesaplana is the highest mountain in the Rätikon mountain range at the border between Vorarlberg, Austria and Graubunden, Switzerland. It has an elevation of 2,964.3 m (9,725 ft).
The Ringelspitz is a mountain of the Glarus Alps, located on the border between the Swiss cantons of St. Gallen and Graubünden. Reaching a height of 3,248 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit in the canton of St. Gallen. It is split between three municipalities: Pfäfers, Trin and Tamins (Graubünden).
The Oberalpstock or Piz Tgietschen is a mountain in the Glarus Alps between the cantons of Uri and Graubünden. Its massif separates the valleys of Maderanertal (Uri) and Surselva near Sedrun (Graubündnen).
The Muttler is the highest mountain in the Samnaun Alps. It is located south of Samnaun in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. From 1972 - 2011 a transmitter was located west of the summit.
Piz Medel is a mountain in the Lepontine Alps, located on the border between the cantons of Ticino and Graubünden. At 3,210 metres (10,531 ft) above sea level it is the highest summit on the chain between Lukmanier Pass and Crap la Crusch. The mountain overlooks the Greina, an important pass connecting the cantons of Graubünden and Ticino.
The Parpaner Rothorn is a mountain of the Plessur Alps, overlooking Parpan in the canton of Graubünden. The summit is easily accessible with a cable car from Lenzerheide, the upper station being located 30 metres below the main summit.
The Älpliseehorn is a mountain of the Plessur Alps, located south of Arosa in Graubünden. It is part of the range east of the Aroser Rothorn. On the north side of the mountain lies the Älplisee.
The Lenzerhorn is a mountain of the Plessur Alps, located east of Lenzerheide in the canton of Graubünden. It has an elevation of 2,906 metres and is, after the Aroser Rothorn, the second highest peak of the Plessur Alps.
Piz Calderas is a mountain of the Albula Alps, overlooking Mulegns in the canton of Graubünden. It is the highest summit of the group located between the Julier and Albula Pass. On its east side lies the Val Bever.
Piz Pisoc is a mountain in the Sesvenna Range of the Alps, overlooking Tarasp in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. With an elevation of 3,173 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the Sesvenna Range west of Pass Costainas and the second highest summit of the whole range.
Piz Quattervals is a mountain of the Livigno Alps, located in Graubünden, Switzerland. With a height of 3,165 metres above sea level, Piz Quattervals is the highest mountain of the chain north of Pass Chaschauna. Its mass lies between four valleys: Val Tantermozza, Valletta, Val Sassa and Val Müschauns, although its summit lies between the first three mentioned. Piz Quattervals is the highest accessible peak within the Swiss National Park.
The name Rothorn is a common name for summits in the Alps. It may refer to:
The Unterrothon is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, overlooking Zermatt in the canton of Valais. It is located west of the Oberrothorn, on the range north of the Findel Glacier.
Pizzo Paglia is a mountain of the Lepontine Alps, overlooking the Val Cama in the canton of Graubünden. The border with Italy runs 300 metres south of the summit.
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