Heads at 585330N, 1342015W, trends S then W from Mount Ogilvie on the international boundary to its 1948 terminus, 5 mi. E of Lance River and 32 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts. 20 miles long.
Named by the American Alpine Club in 1954 for Dr. Arthur Karr Gilkey (1926-1953) who led the first party to explore the head of the glacier in 1950. In 1952 he was in charge of the Juneau Icefield Research Project. He was killed by an ice avalanche at the 25,000 ft. level on K-2 in Pakistan in 1953. His body was never recovered.
Mount Blachnitzky, Blizzard Peak, Boundary Peak 96, Boundary Peak 99, Mount Bressler, Camp 15 Peak, Carpet Peak, Cathedral Peak, Centurian Peak, Dike Mountain, Echo Mountain, Exploration Peak, Flower Tower, Folded Towers, Gale Peak, Glacier King, Horn Spire, Juncture Peak, Knowl, Little Matterhorn, Mammary Peak, Mustang Peak, Mount Nesselrode, Mount Ogilvie, Shoehorn Mountain, The Snow Towers, Snowpatch Crag, Snowpatch Craig, Stronghold Peak, Taku Towers, Tricouni Peak, The Tusk, Typhoon Peak,