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Kennicott Glacier

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61 ° 36' 1" N,
143 ° 4' 11" W


Valdez-Cordova (CA)


27 mi (43.45 km)


3497 ft (1065.89 m)


Kennicott Glacier in Detail.

Getting There

Driving you if starting from Anchorage you will need to take the Glenn Highway to Glennallen and then south on Richardson Highway. From Fairbanks head south on the Richardson Highway. About 30 miles after Glennallen, after to reach Pippin Lake, turn left on to AK-10/Edgerton Hwy. Stay on the for 33 miles until you reach Chitina. The road will make a sharp left turn at the restaurant. Stay on it as it turns into McCarthy Rd, stay on that till it ends 60 later.

At McCarthy you park at "Basecamp". At the end of the base camp parking you can walk right out to Kennicott Glacier. However most of the glacier, at here its terminus, is covered in rock.


trends SE 27 mi. from Mount Blackburn to its terminus at head of McCarthy Creek; Wrangell Mts.


named in 1899 by Rohn (1900, p. 406), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), fro Robert Kennicott, pioneer Alaska explorer and director of the scientific corps of the Western Union Telegraph Expedition in 1865.

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