Information About

Bear Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Bear Creek on The Map

Location

61 ° 5' 50" N,
145 ° 51' 34" W

Region

Valdez

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Lowe River

Tributaries

Keystone Glacier,

Width

20.00 ft (6.1 m)

Depth

5 ft / 2 m

Elevation

453 ft (138.07 m)

Uses

Bear Creek in Detail.

Getting There

Bear Creek is located just outside of Valdez, and enters Lowe River along the edge of Richardson Highway. There is a rough road along the top of the dike that take you to the trail head to access the bridge.

About

Bear Creek heads at terminus of Keystone Glacier, flows SE to Lowe River, 1.6 mi. southwest of what was Wortmanns and 13 mi. E of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

Bear Creek runs from Keystone Glacier to Lowe River. It's short, narrow, and fairly swift. It's on the cusp or being floatable and too shallow, depending on weather. It's not commonly (if ever) floated because the effort involved to get up through the canyon for such a short run.

History

Local name recorded in 1953 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Bear Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Bear Creek.

Places Near Bear Creek
Crags:

101 Wall, Blueberry Block, Republic of Boulder, The Sunny Side,

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Bench Glacier, Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, DOT Glacier, Heiden Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Tonsina Glacier, Tsina Glacier, Twentyseven Mile Glacier, Worthington Glacier, Wortmanns Glacier,

Routes:

Angel, Bridal Veil Falls (Ice Climb), Cidersicle, Fang Gully, Flying Cloud, Foolagain, Glass Onion, Greensteps, Hanging Tree Left, Hanging Tree Right, Horsetail Falls (Ice Climb), Hung Jury, Mud Slide, Oil Slick, Popsicle Pillar, POS, Simple Twist of Fate, Spring Loaded, The Bight,

Lakes:

Blueberry Lake, Thompson Lake, Trap Lake, Worthington Lake,

Locales:

19 Mile Wall, Bald Boy, Bro Bowl, Catchers Mitt, DOT Face, Fracture Canyon, Girls, Heiden View Face, Little Girls, Little Odyssey, Loveland Basin, Mega Sumo, Mercury, Moonlight Basin, Nick's Happy Valley, North Odyssey, Road Run, School Bus, Skate Park, Snatch, Vertigo,

Mountains:

Prospectors Peak, East Peak, Girls Mountain, Hogsback, The Island, Meteorite Mountain, Odessey,

Parks:

Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Ptarmigan Drop, Thompson Pass,

Peaks:

Acapulco, Berlin Wall, Mount Bonet, Bronto, F-Top, Goodwills, Halibut Head, Heidi Peak, Little Matterhorn, Loveland Peak, Repeater Peak, Sapphire, Satellite, Stone Mountain, Tones Temple, Twentyseven Mile Peak, Whistlers Mother,

Ridges:

The Books,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Bench Creek, Brown Creek, Browns Creek, Heiden Creek, Sheep Creek, Wortmanns Creek,

Routes:

Browns Creek Trail, DOT Glacier Trail, Little Odessey Trail, Pack Trail of 1899, Thompson Pass Pipeline Access Road, Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail,

Valleys:

Browns Basin, Goat Gully, Heiden Canyon, Keystone Canyon, Snowslide Gulch,

Cities:

Wortmanns,

Waterfalls:

Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Rudleston Falls,