Parpaner Rothorn

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Parpaner Rothorn

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View from Lenzerheide
Highest point
Elevation 2,899 m (9,511 ft)
Prominence 77 m (253 ft) [1]
Isolation 0.75 kilometres (0.47 mi)
Parent peak Aroser Rothorn
Coordinates 46°44′35″N9°36′13″E / 46.74306°N 9.60361°E / 46.74306; 9.60361 Coordinates: 46°44′35″N9°36′13″E / 46.74306°N 9.60361°E / 46.74306; 9.60361
Geography
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Parpaner Rothorn
Location in Switzerland
Location Graubünden, Switzerland
Parent range Plessur Alps

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.

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

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.

Plessur Alps mountain range

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.

Parpan Former municipality of Switzerland in Graubünden

Parpan was a municipality in the district Plessur of the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. On 1 January 2010 the municipalities of Malix and Parpan merged into Churwalden.

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The cable car station on the lower summit Bergstation-parpaner-rothorn.jpg
The cable car station on the lower summit

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