In Imst there’s one of the most beautiful gorges of Austria, and at the same time one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol
The Rio Schinderbach thunders across the Rosengarten Gorge, in which for centuries a struggle between water and rocks has been taking place. It is one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol which is accessible along a secured path. Particularly for geologists it represents a real treasure chest, as it reflects millions of years of history of earth.
The access to this beautiful 2 km long gorge can be found near the St. John Church in the town centre of Imst. The Rosengarten Gorge is delimited by a 100 m high rock face and becomes more and more narrow: By walking on, you will reach the Blue Grotto, a little cavern in which already in Roman times people were searching for argentiferous stones. Then the path leads further on to the Hoch-Imst hiking area, from where you can hike back to Imst via the Weather Cross, or continue the tour with the Imster Bergbahnen lift facilities and the Alpine Coaster.
The circular walk through the Rosengarten Gorge (Rosengartenschlucht) takes about 3 hours - in winter, however, the canyon is not accessible for safety reasons. The path is not suitable for prams, but the tourist office offers child carrier bags against payment of a deposit.
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Rosengarten Gorge freely accessible
guided geological-botanical hike:
free for guests with the URLAUB(S)PASS
€ 30.00 per person without URLAUB(S)PASS
guided hikes for groups:
€ 180.00 groups (up to 20 persons)
€ 360.00 groups (more than 20 persons)
€ 540.00 groups (more than 40 persons)
The guided geological-botanical hikes are offered every Monday from May to October 2023 from 2 pm to 5.30 pm, reservation needed by calling +43 5412 6910.
The opening of the gorge depends on the weather conditions, short-term changes or closures possible after rainfalls. Winter closure every year from the onset of winter to the end of April.