Information About

Matanuska Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 39' 21" N,
147 ° 34' 52" W

Region

Matanuska-Susitna

Nearest City

Length

27 mi (43.45 km)

Elevation

3350 ft (1021.08 m)

Uses

Day Hiking, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Photographing, Walking

Matanuska Glacier in Detail.

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About

Trends northwest to its terminus at a stream which drains into Matanuska River, 46 miles northeast of Palmer, Chugach Mountains.


History

Named in 1898 by Mendenhall (1900, p299 and 327), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) derived from the Matanuska River.

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