One of the most beautiful gorges of Austria and one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol is located in Imst.
The Schinderbach brook thunders and roars across the 2 km long Rosengarten Gorge in Imst, in which for centuries a year-long struggle between water and rocks has been taking place. The access to this beautiful gorge can be found directly in the town centre, near the St. John Church.
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 Hoch-Imst, 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, an all-year round toboggan run.
The Rosengarten Gorge (Rosengartenschlucht, in German) is one of the most worthwhile biotopes of Tyrol. Particularly for geologists it represents a real treasure chest, as it reflects millions of years of history of earth. The moist climate facilitates the growth of a great variety of ferns and mosses. This natural monument is a perfect destination for a trip with your family, the circular walk takes about 3 hours. In winter, however, the canyon is not accessible for safety reasons. The path through the gorge is not suitable for prams, but the tourist office offers child carrier bags against payment of a deposit. Enjoy discovering this beautiful place!
Geological-botanical hikes through the Rosengarten Gorge every Monday and Thursday between May and October (2 pm to 5.30 pm, reservation needed).