Mineral Creek

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Getting There
From downtown Valdez, take Egan Ave, turn towards the hill on Hazelet Ave, then left on to Hagnita St, and right on to Mineral Creek Drive. From that point travel as far as you wish.

Lower access is possible from downtown Valdez if you stay on Egan Ave (it turns into Egan Dr) and it will cross Mineral Creek.

About
heads inn Mineral Creek Glacier, flows S to Port Valdez, 4.7 mi. NW of Valdez, Chugach Mts.
Mineral Creek is a 10 mile long creek flowing out of the Chugach Mountains from Mineral Creek Glacier, down a narrow valley, behind Valdez empting in to Port Valdez.

There is a dirt road the goes up along Mineral Creek Valley until the valley gets too narrow and the road it washed out in multiple places and the only option is on foot.

Though it is accessible by car many people hike or ATV Mineral Creek in summer and cross-country ski it in winter.

History
This is presumably a local name published in 1898.
Mineral Creek used to be home to mining operation up near where it heads. There are still private claims being worked along Mineral Creek. Be sure not to trespass.

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