Information About

Shoup Glacier

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 12' 23" N,
146 ° 33' 27" W

Region

Prince William Sound

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Shoup Bay

Tributaries

Big Creek,

Length

17 mi (27.36 km)

Elevation

2234 ft (680.92 m)

Shoup Glacier in Detail.

About

trends SW to its terminus, 0.4 mi. NW of head of Shoup Bay and 12 mi. W of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

History

Named Canyon Creek Glacier in 1898 by Captain W. R. Abercrombie, USA; the local name Shoup Glacier was reported by him in 1899.

Shoup Glacier once bore the name Canyon Creek Glacier. It furnished a highway to various lode gold prospects within its drainage area as well as ice for the town of Valdez.

Shoup Glacier Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Shoup Glacier.