Meteorite Mountain


  • Location: 60 ° 58' 47" N, 145 ° 58' 0" W
  • Borough: Valdez-Cordova (CA)
  • Topo Maps: Now in tabbed section further down page
  • Elevation: 6,207 ft / 1,892 m
  • Parent: Chugach Mountains
  • Description


    Getting There

    Around 12 mile on the Richardson Highway there are a couple dirt roads that lead to the south. The one just east of the old highway is the most direct route. It follows the Lowe River atop a dike immediately after it flows out of Keystone Canyon. The dike brings you to a pipeline access bridge that it gated. That's where you'd park.

    From there cross the bridge and follow the access road until reaches a T junction. One side (left) looking up the mountain, and right leads to Browns Creek. Head right towards the creek. You can cross at any point you'd like but the creek bed gets narrower the further up you go so it's often easiest to cross near the pipeline.

    Head up Browns Creek (southeast) you can follow along the creek which will get difficult at the bend, or cut over the knoll (west side of creek) at the bend and rejoin the creek on the backside.

    When you reach the glacier facing Browns creek head up.


    Meteorite Mountain is an impressive mountain, it's a bit taller than surrounding peaks and has an appeal wide, angled, run called Dragons Back, going down its east face.

    First Descent: Local resident and heli-guide Dean Cummings takes credit for the fist descent.

    Naming: Meteorite Mountain was a local name published in 1953 by the USGS.

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