Information About

Sunrise

Quick Facts

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Location

60 ° 53' 23" N,
149 ° 25' 16" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Elevation

69 ft (21.03 m)

Sunrise in Detail.

About

on N end of Kenai Peninsula, at mouth of Sixmile Creek, 7 mi. SE of Hope and 52 mi. N of Seward, Chugach Mts.

History

Mining town founded about 1895 and called Sunrise City; reported in 1898 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (1899, map 6). A post office was established here in 1899 but was discontinued in 1918 (Ricks, 1965, p. 62). Present-day maps indicate Sunrise as a site with three or four buildings.

Places Near Sunrise
Capes:

Bird Point, Snipers Point, Windy Point,

Streams:

Davis Creek, Middle Fork Campbell Creek,

Glaciers:

Bird Glacier,

Lakes:

Hidden Lake, Rabbit Lake, Ship Lake,

Locales:

Bidarka, Black Lake Chute, North Wedgie, South Wedgie, Thin White Line, Windboard Love,

Mountains:

Mount Alpenglow, Bird Peak, Bradley Peak, Indianhouse Mountain, Manitoba Mountain, O-Malley Peak, Ptarmigan Peak, The Ramp, Suicide Peaks, The Wedge, Mount Williwaw,

Mountain Passes:

Bird Creek Pass, Indian Creek Pass, Powerline Pass, South Ship Lake Pass, West Ship Lake Pass,

Peaks:

Adelie Point, California Peak, Chinstrap Peak, Crested Peak, Double Top North, East Groundhog Peak, Falls Peak, False Peak, Fishs Breath, Flaketop Peak, Fresno Benchmark, Homicide Peak, Hope Mountain, Nest Peak, North Avalanche Mountain, Penguin Peak, Silvertip, South Powerline Peak, The Sail,

Ridges:

Roaring Ridge, Seattle Creek Headwall, Seattle Ridge,

Routes:

-1 Bowl, Bermuda Triangle, Cornbiscuit, Frenchy, Fresno, Lipps, Lonestar, Magnum, Moose, Pete's North, Pete's South, Tributary, Wilson North, Wilson South, Zero Bowl,

Streams:

Alder Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Beaver Creek, Bedrock Creek, Bench Creek, Bertha Creek, Bird Creek, Black Creek, Block Creek, Bonanza Creek, Canyon Creek, Center Creek, Clinton Creek, Coeur d-Alene Creek, Cub Creek, Donaldson Creek, East Fork Sixmile Creek, Falls Creek, Falls Creek, Frenchy Creek, Fresno Creek, Granite Creek, Gulch Creek, Highland Creek, Indian Creek, Island Creek, Juneau Creek, Lynx Creek, Lyon Creek, Mills Creek, Moose Creek, Nelson Creek, Old Woman Creek, Palmer Creek, Pass Creek, Penguin Creek, Petes Creek, Rimrock Creek, Roaring Creek, Sawmill Creek, Silvertip Creek, Sixmile Creek, Slate Creek, Spokane Creek, Sunrise Creek, Sunset Creek, Taylor Creek, Tincan Creek, Tributary Creek, Walker Creek, Weber Creek, Wildhorse Creek, Wilson Creek,

Routes:

Avalanche Peak, Bird Creek Trail, Bird Point Interpretive Trail, Bird Ridge Interpretive Trail, Bird Ridge Trail, Bird Valley Trail, Falls Creek Trail, Hidden Lake Trail, Indian Creek Pass Trail, McHugh Lake Trail, Penguin Creek Trail, Penguin Peak Trail, Powerline Trail, Ptarmigan Pass Trail, Ship Lake Pass Trail, Turnagain Arm Trail,

Valleys:

Gold Gulch,

Cities:

Indian, Silvertip, Sunrise, Wibel,