Heads 2 mi. S of Girls Mtn., trends SE to its terminus, 1.5 mi. NW of Thompson Pass and 17 mi. E of Valdez, Chugach Mts.
Named in 1960 by H. W. Coulter, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), "because the glacier is about twentyseven miles up the Richardson Highway from Valdez."