Information About

Cleave Creek Glacier

Quick Facts

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61 ° 8' 50.37" N,
145 ° 11' 35.545" W


Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City


Tributary to

Cleave Creek


5 mi (8.05 km)


4760 ft (1450.85 m)

Cleave Creek Glacier in Detail.

Getting There

In late March through April Tok Air Service flies out of Thompson Pass. Otherwise people can ski back there.


Cleave Creek Glacier sits on the back side of the mountains that line Thompson Pass to the south, and 9 mi. ENE of Marshall Pass, 34 miles E of Valdez, on the far east end of the Chugach Mountains.

Cleave Creek Glacier is sometimes used for glacier base camp for those wishing to get in some famous backcountry skiing away from the hustle and bustle along Thompson Pass.


Local name published in 1950 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Cleave Creek Glacier Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Cleave Creek Glacier.