Amphitheater Mountains

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35 miles long. Extends SE from Maclaren River to Paxson Lake, crossed by Denali Highway, 6 mi. NW of Paxson, Alaska Range.

So named in 1955 by T. L. Pewe, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), because "the many well-developed cirques give the appearance of many amphitheaters".



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