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Mendenhall Towers

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58 ° 32' 2" N,
134 ° 29' 3" W



Nearest City



5026 ft (1531.92 m)



Mendenhall Towers in Detail.

Getting There

The most common ways to get to Mendenhall Towers is hiking up Mendenhall Glacier which takes about a day, or taking a helicopter out of Juneau which takes about a half hour.


Mendenhall Towers is a ridge in the Coast Mountains, with a series of seven peaks trending E-W. 21 miles NNW of Juneau.

The towers are popular for climbing as there are several enjoyable routes to chose from, the ridge isn't too difficult to reach, and the rock is considered good-amazing and free of dirt.


Naming: Mendenhall Towers was a descriptive name given in 1964 by members of the Juneau Icefield Research Project. The name is derived from nearby Mendenhall Glacier.

South Pillar of Main Tower was first climbed in 1973 by John Svenson and Mike Clark.


On March 6, 2018, 2 people died while mountaineering. Read More

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Places Near Mendenhall Towers

Fish Creek,


Battleship Reef, Gibby Rock, Mendenhall Bar,


Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Upper Basin,


Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Fritz Cove, Indian Cove, Smugglers Cove,


Auke Cape, Entrance Point, Hut Point, Indian Point, Mendenhall Peninsula, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Sunny Point,


Two Echo Cliffs,


Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,


Battle Glacier, Eagle Glacier, Echo Glacier, Herbert Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Southwest Branch Taku Glacier, Split Thumb Icefall, Thiel Glacier, West Branch Taku Glacier,


Pederson Hill, Tolch Rock,


Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Indian Island, Spuhn Island, Suedla Island,


Auke Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek,


Amherst Peak, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Camp 15 Peak, Carpet Peak, Cathedral Peak, Centurian Peak, Deadview Peak, Dike Mountain, The Dukes, Echo Mountain, Emperor Peak, Mount Ernest Gruening, Flower Tower, Folded Towers, Glacier Grub Tower, Glacier King, Horn Spire, Mount Juneau, Knowl, Little Matterhorn, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mustang Peak, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Olds Mountain, Princess Peak, Rhino Peak, Scorpion Peak, Shoehorn Mountain, The Snow Towers, Snowdrift Peak, Snowpatch Crag, Snowpatch Craig, Spencer Peak, Split Thumb, Stroller White Mountain, Taku Towers, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Tricouni Peak, True Summit, The Tusk, Vesper Peak, West Summit, Mount Wrather,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass, Echo Pass, Igloo Pass,

Mountain Ranges:

Taku Range,


Berners Peaks, Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, Icefall Spires, Juneau Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge,


Mendenhall River,


Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bacon Creek, Bay Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Lake Creek, Lemon Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek,


Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail,


Death Valley, Mendenhall Valley,


Auke Bay, Lemon Creek, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, Vanderbilt Hill,