Information About

Muir Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

59 ° 6' 17" N,
136 ° 22' 56" W

Region

Hoonah-Angoon (CA)

Length

12 mi (19.31 km)

Elevation

1322 ft (402.95 m)

Uses

Muir Glacier in Detail.

About

In Glacier Bay National Monument, heads about 9 mi. S of Mount Harris, trends SE to Muir Inlet, 6 mi. NW of Westdahl Point and 77 mi. NW of Hoonah, St. Elias Mts.

History

Named about 1880 for John Muir, 1834-1918, the American naturalist and conservationist who discovered this glacier on his 1879 trip to Alaska.

Muir Glacier Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Muir Glacier.