Information About

Girdwood

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 56' 33" N,
149 ° 9' 59" W

Region

Anchorage

Elevation

36 ft (10.97 m)

Uses

Girdwood in Detail.

About

On Seward Highway and The Alaska Railroad, on NE shore of Turnagain Arm, 11 mi. NE of Sunrise and 35 mi. SE of Anchorage, Chugach Mts.

History

Named for James E. Girdwood, a miner, who came to the area in 1896 (DeArmond, 1962, p. 40-41). The Girdwood post office was established in 1907 (Ricks, 1965, p. 23).

Places Near Girdwood
Capes:

Bird Point,

Cities:

Girdwood,

Streams:

Davis Creek,

Glaciers:

Bird Glacier, Clear Glacier, Crow Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Flute Glacier, Milk Glacier, Organ Glacier, Raven Glacier,

Lakes:

Crystal Lake, Luebner Lake,

Locales:

Symphony Tarns,

Mountains:

Mount Alpenglow, Mount Alyeska, Barnes Mountain, Baumann Bump, Bird Peak, Blueberry Hill, Bradley Peak, Calliope Mountain, Camp Robber Peak, Cantata Peak, Cornbiscuit, Crow Peak, Goat Mountain, Hibbs Peak, Hut Peak, Jewel Mountain, Kickstep Mountain, Lingon Mountain, Magpie Peak, Nagoon Mountain, Notch Mountain, Organ Mountain, Polar Bear Peak, Raggedtop Mountain, Rook Mountain, Summit Mountain, Sunburst, Tincan Peak,

Parks:

Chugach State Park,

Mountain Passes:

Bird Creek Pass, Crow Pass, Moraine Pass, Turnagain Pass,

Peaks:

A1, Adelie Point, Bearberry Point, Berg Peak, Bramble Knoll, California Peak, Chinstrap Peak, Crested Peak, Fishs Breath, Gentoo Peak, Highbush Peak, Lowbush Peak, Middle Raven Peak, Mystery Mountain, Nest Peak, North Raven Peak, Pastoral Peak, Penguin Peak, Pyramid Peak, Saghala Point, South Raven Peak, Tincan Roadside,

Ridges:

Seattle Creek Headwall, Seattle Ridge,

Rivers:

Placer River, Twentymile River,

Routes:

-1 Bowl, 1st Bowl, 2nd Bowl, 3rd Bowl, 4th Bowl, Bermuda Triangle, Center Ridge, Cornbiscuit, Eddy's, Gods Country, Lipps, Little Sweden, Magnum, Sunburst, The Library, Wolverine, Zero Bowl,

Streams:

Bertha Creek, California Creek, Camp Creek, Crow Creek, Glacier Creek, Ingram Creek, Kern Creek, Lyon Creek, Milk Creek, Peterson Creek, Petes Creek, Portage Creek, Raven Creek, Sawmill Creek, Seattle Creek, Silvertip Creek, Skookum Creek, Slate Creek, Spokane Creek, Taylor Creek, Tincan Creek, Virgin Creek, Winner Creek, Wolverine Creek,

Routes:

Abe's Trail, Bird Point Interpretive Trail, Cali Creek Trail, Crow Pass Trail, Indian to Bird Bike Trail, Jewel Mountain,

Valleys:

Glacier Gulch, Placer River Valley,

Cities:

Alyeska, Silvertip,