Information About

Nelchina Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 37' 43" N,
146 ° 54' 37" W

Region

Off Glenn Highway

Nearest City

Eureka

Tributary to

Nelchina River

Length

23 mi (37.01 km)

Elevation

4232 ft (1289.91 m)

Uses

Nelchina Glacier in Detail.

Getting There

Most people access the Nelchina Glacier on snowmachine from Eureka.

About

Nelchina Glacier heads on the north side of the Chugach Mountains, with Mt. Siegfried, Mt. Valhalla, Mt. Fafnir on its western fork and , Audubon Mountain on its eastern fork. It trends north to its terminus at head of Nelchina River, 15 miles south of Eureka.

History

Local name reported in 1914 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (Brooks and others, 1915, pl. 6).

Nelchina Glacier Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Nelchina Glacier.