Information About

Mineral Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 7' 41" N,
146 ° 24' 4" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Tributary to

Port Valdez

Tributaries

Mineral Creek Glacier,

Ice Climbs

Wowie Zowie,

Length

10.2 mi (16.42 km)

Uses

Mineral Creek in Detail.

Getting There

From downtown Valdez, take Egan Ave, turn towards the hill on Hazelet Ave, then left on to Hagnita St, and right on to Mineral Creek Drive. From that point travel as far as you wish.

Lower access is possible from downtown Valdez if you stay on Egan Ave (it turns into Egan Dr) and it will cross Mineral Creek.

About

heads inn Mineral Creek Glacier, flows S to Port Valdez, 4.7 mi. NW of Valdez, Chugach Mts.

Mineral Creek is a 10 mile long creek flowing out of the Chugach Mountains from Mineral Creek Glacier, down a narrow valley, behind Valdez empting in to Port Valdez.

There is a dirt road the goes up along Mineral Creek Valley until the valley gets too narrow and the road it washed out in multiple places and the only option is on foot.

Though it is accessible by car many people hike or ATV Mineral Creek in summer and cross-country ski it in winter.

History

This is presumably a local name published in 1898.

Mineral Creek used to be home to mining operation up near where it heads. There are still private claims being worked along Mineral Creek. Be sure not to trespass.

Mineral Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Mineral Creek.

Places Near Mineral Creek
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Gumboot Basin, Uno Basin,

Bays:

Anderson Bay, Jack Bay, The Lagoon, Port Valdez, Shoup Bay,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Shoup Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Entrance Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Mount Francis, Mount Kate, Lindita Peak, Mount Logan, Mount Hogan, Mummy Mountain, Mount Shasta, Mount Shouplina, Sugarloaf Mountain, Valdez Summit, West Peak,

Parks:

Jack Bay State Marine Park, Shoup Bay State Marine Park,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Comstock, Embick, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Duck River, Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Gold Creek, Horsetail Creek, McAllister Creek, Millard Creek, Mineral Creek, Palmer Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Slater Creek, Uno Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, Jack Bay Island Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Solomon Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,