Information About

Browns Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Browns Creek on The Map

Location

61 ° 3' 5" N,
145 ° 55' 45" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Lowe River

Elevation

282 ft (85.95 m)

Uses

Browns Creek in Detail.

Getting There

Around 12 mile on the Richardson Highway there are a couple dirt roads that lead to the south. The one just east of the old highway is the most direct route. It follows the Lowe River atop a dike immediately after it flows out of Keystone Canyon. The dike brings you to a pipeline access bridge that it gated. That's where you'd park.

From there cross the bridge and follow the access road until reaches a T junction. One side (left) looking up the mountain, and right leads to Browns Creek.

About

9.5 miles long. Heads in a glacier, flows N to Lowe River, 2 mi. SW of Keystone Canyon and 11 mi. ESE of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

Browns Creek is a small creek possible to wade across in spots. It leads back 9.5 miles into the mountains where it flows from an unnamed glacier. Because the creek can be shallow in sections it isn't usually floated. But it is on the cusp of possible depending on flow rates.

History

Local name published in the 1950's by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Browns Creek was a local name published in the 1950's by the USGS. Likely after a local prospector, or resident of some sort. However this information can not be confirmed more than speculated.

Browns Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Browns Creek.

Places Near Browns Creek
Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

Crags:

101 Wall, Republic of Boulder, The Sunny Side,

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Camicia Glacier, Corbin Glacier, DOT Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone Glacier, Rubin 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:

Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe 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, Loveland Basin, Mercury, Road Run, Skate Park,

Mountains:

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

Mountain Passes:

Thompson Pass,

Peaks:

Acapulco, Mount Bonet, Heidi Peak, Loveland Peak, Repeater Peak, Sapphire, Satellite, Stone Mountain, Tones Temple, Twentyseven Mile Peak, Whistlers Mother,

Streams:

Bear Creek, Bench Creek, Brown Creek, Browns Creek, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Dead Creek, Goat 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,