Information About

Alpine Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Alpine Creek on The Map

Location

63 ° 2' 13" N,
147 ° 16' 14" W

Region

Matanuska-Susitna

Elevation

2717 ft (828.14 m)

Uses

Alpine Creek in Detail.

About

Heading in a glacial lake in the S part of the Clearwater Mountains and flowing SW to join Raft Creek 5 mi upstream from its mouth, 80 mi. SE of Healy, Alaska Range. 4 miles long.

History

Named in 1954 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologists because the valley being similar to those in the Swiss Alps, with steep, sharp-crested walls, broad floor, U-shape, and lakes.