Information About

Bear Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Bear Creek on The Map

Location

61 ° 5' 49.999" N,
145 ° 51' 33.998" 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)

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
Cities:

Wortmanns,

Crags:

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

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Brickslide Glacier, Bench Glacier, Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, DOT Glacier, Glacier G213934E61146N, Glacier G213935E61200N, Glacier G213941E60895N, Glacier G213942E60986N, Glacier G213944E60979N, Glacier G213945E60907N, Glacier G213952E61151N, Glacier G213958E60963N, Glacier G213959E60945N, Glacier G213962E60977N, Glacier G213964E61199N, Glacier G213967E60919N, Glacier G213971E60895N, Glacier G213981E61263N, Glacier G213982E60906N, Glacier G213986E60928N, Glacier G214001E60962N, Glacier G214001E61199N, Glacier G214004E60942N, Glacier G214005E60907N, Glacier G214019E61092N, Glacier G214024E61234N, Glacier G214030E60925N, Glacier G214042E61141N, Glacier G214049E60918N, Glacier G214053E61154N, Glacier G214117E61192N, Glacier G214139E61173N, Glacier G214148E60959N, Glacier G214151E61165N, Glacier G214161E60914N, Glacier G214161E61234N, Glacier G214166E60906N, Glacier G214169E60899N, Glacier G214170E60888N, Glacier G214175E61036N, Glacier G214177E61238N, Glacier G214183E60923N, Glacier G214183E61143N, Glacier G214188E61150N, Glacier G214199E61016N, Glacier G214222E60989N, Glacier G214304E61253N, Glacier G214314E61049N, Glacier G214324E61260N, Glacier G214328E60976N, Glacier G214334E60964N, Glacier G214354E60949N, Heiden Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Hoodoo Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Sheep Creek Glacier, Tonsina Glacier, Tsina Glacier, Twentyseven Mile Glacier, Worthington Glacier, Wortmanns Glacier,

Routes:

Angel, Bridal Veil Falls (Ice Climb), Cidersicle, Crystal Visions, Dire Straits, Fang Gully, Fast Friends, Fishing for Fools, Flying Cloud, Foolagain, Glass Onion, Greensteps, Hanging Tree Left, Hanging Tree Right, Horsetail Falls (Ice Climb), Hung Jury, Jaws Wall, Mud Slide, My Three Rats, Oil Slick, Popsicle Pillar, POS, Secret Journey, Simple Twist of Fate, Ski Race, Spring Loaded, Stem City, The Bight, Tokyo Express, Tsuri Gane, VAC,

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,

Routes:

300 Days of Sunshine and Attitude, 5 Star Everything, 919, Afternoon Shadow Boxing, Anchor Man, Another Foolish Route, Artic Oven Lovin, Babar Yoga, Backflip Bum, Balaclava Joy, Bio-Dome, Blueberry Crack , Bluebies, Casa Bonita, Chain Letters From the Dalai Lama, Chain Letters to the Dalai Lama, Curry Popcorn, E-Talk the Talk, Elitist's Overcompensation, Entrepreneur, Ewok the Walk, Find The Cure, Fixe Fixie, Flatirons, Follow the Medallion, Game On!, Gingerade, Grandma's Barley Soup, Happy Rosh Hashana, Honey Badger, Hunka Munka, I Got A Fever of 5.7, I Love Lamp, Kombucha Crack, Last Train to Chossville, Learning Center for Ants, Love Bubble, Lucky Number Fifty-Sleven, McCarthy Bus Lane, McSchmiggens, Mecha Streisand, Meet You at the Station, Mimosa Morning, My Subaru Loves the Environment, Neptune, North Slope, Northurn Lights Delight, On The Grid, Organic, Party on Garth, Party on Wayne, Philanthroparian, Pika's Penthouse, Pika's Playhouse, Ping Pong Madness, S.K.K., Salami Heist, Saturday Night Fever, Scouts Honor, Sharp End, Six Figure Bums, Snot a Rocket, South Park, Steave's Goalie, Steve's Tanker, Stoken the Stove, Sway Penny Yoga, Talons, Thursday Night Cruiser, Tibetan Prayer Flags Made in China, Trustafarian (Rasta With a Trust Fund), Unknown, Unknown 3, Valet at the Movement, What Would Squeak Do?, Yippie (Yuppie Hippie),

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, Tsina River Trail, Worthington Glacier Ridge Trail,

Valleys:

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

Waterfalls:

Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Rudleston Falls,