Mastodon Dome

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 65 ° 25' 49" N, 145 ° 20' 16" W
  • Region: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
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  • Elevation: 4117 ft (1254.86 m)

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Getting There
From Fairbanks head north on the Steese Highway about 100 miles, turn right (south) on to Miller Creek Rd / Mastadon Dome Rd. If you cross the bridge over Mammoth Creek you just missed the turn. There should be a Mammoth Creek sign at the bridge. The road follows Mammoth Creek, stay to the left twice. You'll need to park at the end and hike up the along the creek and a little west to the summit.

About
46 mi. SW of Circle, Yukon-Tanana High.
Mastodon Dome is a bald dome, north of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway.

From it flows Mastodon Creek, from which it got its name.

History
Named by prospectors; reported in 1896 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Spurr, 1898, pl. 39).
Naming: Mastodon Dome was a name given by local prospectors and recorded in 1896 by USGS. It was named after the creek in which fossil mastodon bones were found in the "muck" along the creek.

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