Information About

Sheep Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 6' 21" N,
145 ° 48' 31" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Lowe River

Elevation

551 ft (167.94 m)

Uses

Sheep Creek in Detail.

Getting There

Sheep Creek flows right under the Richardson Highway around 19 mile. Near 18.5 mile on the Richardson Highway, east of Valdez, the DOT has a gravel shed with ample parking past the shed. From near the shed walk east and there is a trail that rises up out of the gravel yard and passes through the trees then follows Sheep Creek.

About

Sheep Creek is a glacier fed creek it flows 5 miles out of the Chugach Mountains to the Lowe River. Before crossing under the Richardson Highway, Sheep Creek runs through a long narrow canyon. traversing up the creek can become difficult in summer north of the highway as the canyon through which it flows narrows and the mountain slopes above it are steep.
In winter it is not uncommon for people to travel up it by foot to access some ice climbs that form on the canyon walls above it.

History

Sheep Creek is a local name published in the 1950's by the USGS. Though there are no sheep to be found along the creek only mountain goat.

Sheep Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Sheep Creek.

Places Near Sheep Creek
Crags:

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

Flats:

Dutch Flat,

Glaciers:

Bench Glacier, Corbin Glacier, Deserted Glacier, DOT Glacier, Heiden Glacier, Hogback Glacier, Keystone 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, Cracked Ice, DOT Face, Fracture Canyon, Girls, Heavenly, Heiden View Face, Little Girls, Little Odyssey, Loveland Basin, Mega Sumo, Mercury, Moonlight Basin, Nick's Happy Valley, North Odyssey, Python, Road Run, School Bus, Skate Park, Snatch, Vertigo,

Mountains:

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, Python, 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, Ptarmigan 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, Heiden Canyon, Keystone Canyon, Snowslide Gulch,

Cities:

Ptarmigan, Wortmanns,

Waterfalls:

Bridal Veil Falls, Horsetail Falls, Rudleston Falls,