Information About

Caribou Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Caribou Creek on The Map


61 ° 47' 8.002" N,
147 ° 39' 11.002" W



Nearest City

Glacier View

Tributary to

Matanuska River


35 mi (56.33 km)


1801 ft (548.94 m)

Caribou Creek in Detail.

Getting There

Caribou Creek passes under the Glenn Highway just east of Matanuska Glacier.


heads at glacier terminus, flows SE to Matanuska River, 50 mi. NE of Palmer, Talkeetna Mts. 35 miles long.

Caribou Creek is a very long creek that by the time the mouth of the creek connects with the Matanuska River it's the size of a small river.


Local name reported in 1898 by Schrader (1900a, p. 321), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Naming: Caribou Creek was a local name reported in 1898 by Schrader, USGS.

Caribou Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Caribou Creek.