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Open in The Map Girdwood on The Map


60 ° 56' 33" N,
149 ° 9' 59" W




36 ft (10.97 m)

Girdwood in Detail.


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.


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).

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Pine Siskin, White-winged Crossbill, Violet-green Swallow, Common Redpoll, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pine Grosbeak, Common Gull, Black-capped Chickadee, Hermit Thrush, Varied Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Canada Goose, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Black-billed Magpie, Bank Swallow, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Tree Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, Herring Gull, Gray Jay, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Red Crossbill, Wilson's Warbler, Arctic Tern, White-crowned Sparrow, Spruce Grouse, Cackling Goose, Northern Shoveler, Glaucous-winged Gull, Swainson's Thrush, Lincoln's Sparrow, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Rock Ptarmigan, Rufous Hummingbird, Steller's Jay, Boreal Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Gray-crowned Rosy Finch, Fox Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, American Wigeon, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Bald Eagle, Alder Flycatcher, Bohemian Waxwing, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Green-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Merlin, Gadwall, Greater Scaup, Barrow's Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Red-necked Phalarope, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Olive-sided Flycatcher, American Crow, Horned Lark, American Dipper, Buff-bellied Pipit, Northern Waterthrush, Trumpeter Swan, Sandhill Crane, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Northern Goshawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Boreal Owl, Belted Kingfisher, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Black-backed Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-Pewee, Northern Shrike, Cliff Swallow, Pacific Wren, Common Starling, Townsend's Solitaire, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Cassin's Finch, Hoary Redpoll, Song Sparrow, Blackpoll Warbler, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Girdwood

Bird Point,




Davis Creek,


Emerald Glacier, Peterson Creek Glacier, Bird Glacier, Clear Glacier, Crow Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Flute Glacier, Glacier G210678E61146N, Glacier G210726E60839N, Glacier G210797E61155N, Glacier G210908E61055N, Glacier G210920E61083N, Glacier G210924E61072N, Glacier G210932E61081N, Glacier G210932E61081N, Glacier G210937E60962N, Glacier G210945E60953N, Glacier G210951E60950N, Glacier G210956E61100N, Glacier G210995E60941N, Glacier G211045E60968N, Glacier G211009E61041N, Glacier G211014E60947N, Glacier G211015E61158N, Glacier G211027E60998N, Glacier G211029E60937N, Glacier G211036E60963N, Glacier G211047E61014N, Glacier G211048E61021N, Kern Creek Glacier, Milk Glacier, Organ Glacier, Raven Glacier,


Baby Candyland, Candyland, Frozen Flame,


Crystal Lake, Luebner Lake,


Symphony Tarns,


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,


Chugach State Park,

Mountain Passes:

Archangel Pass, Bird Creek Pass, Crow Pass, Moraine Pass, Steamroller Pass, Turnagain Pass,


A1, Adelie Point, Bearberry Point, Berg Peak, Bramble Knoll, California Peak, Chinstrap Peak, Crested Peak, East Kinglet Peak, Fiddlehead Mountain, Fishs Breath, Flying Cornice, Gentoo Peak, Grey Jay Peak, Highbush Peak, Lowbush Peak, Middle Kinglet Peak, Middle Raven Peak, Mystery Mountain, Nest Peak, North Raven Peak, Pastoral Peak, Penguin Peak, Pyramid Peak, Roost Peak, Saghala Point, South Raven Peak, Tincan Roadside, West Kinglet Peak, Yudi Peak,


Seattle Creek Headwall, Seattle Ridge,


Placer River, Twentymile River,


-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,


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,


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


Glacier Gulch, Placer River Valley,


Alyeska, Silvertip,