Julier Pass

Julier Pass

Julier Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.284m (7,493ft) above the sea level, located in the Albula Range of the Alps, Switzerland.

The road over the Julier Pass (also known as Julierpass and Passo del Giulia)  is an old Roman road, and it was built in 1820, to connect the Engadin valley with the rest of Graubünden. In 2009 the road was rebuilt to reduce the number of serpentine turns. The surface of the road is asphalt. It can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. It is easily passable after moderate widening for normal cars and trucks. Winter use requires winter tires, as well as snow chains in extremely poor weather.

There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Tiefencastel, the ascent is 38.6 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.448 meters. The average percentage is 3.8 %. And starting from Silvaplana, the ascent is 7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 469 meters. The average percentage is 6.7 %. 

 

 

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