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Aialik Glacier, Kenai Fjords National Park

Aialik Glacier flows southeast for about 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Harding Icefield to Aialik Bay, about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

North Dawes River, North Dawes Inlet

North Dawes Glacier flows south from the Coast Mountains to North Dawes Inlet, about 74 miles (119 km) southeast of Juneau and 51 miles (82 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska.

Cirque Glacier, Endicott Arm

An unnamed glacier hangs above a cirque on the southern shore of Endicott Arm, a fjord in the Coast Mountains of Southeast Alaska that extends northwest for 33 miles (53 km) from the terminus of the Dawes Glacier to Holkham Bay, 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Juneau and 47 miles (76 km) north of Petersburg, Alaska

Baird Glacier, Thomas Bay

The Baird Glacier starts near the Alaska-Canada border and flows southwest for 22 miles (35 km) to its terminus north of Thomas Bay, about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Petersburg, Alaska.

Grand Plateau Glacier, Fairweather Range

The Grand Plateau Glacier heads in the Fairweather Range of the Saint Elias Mountains and trends west to a glacial lake on the Gulf of Alaska.

Mount Saint Elias, Icy Bay

Mount Saint Elias is located on the Alaska-Canada boundary in the Saint Elias Range, about 165 miles (266 km) east-southeast of Cordova and 67 miles (108 km) northwest of Yakutat.

Falling Glacier, Kings Bay

Falling Glacier starts at the northwest end of the Sargent Icefield in the Chugach Mountains and flows northwest for 3 miles (4.8 km) to the eastern shore of Kings Bay, about 39 miles (63 km) northeast of Seward and 20 miles (32 km) south-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier flows northeast for 7 miles (11.3 km) from the Chugach Mountains to its terminus at the head of Blackstone Bay, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm

Dawes Glacier starts near the Alaska-Canada boundary and flows northwest for 20 miles (32 km) to tidewater in Endicott Arm, about 100 miles (161 km) northeast of Sitka and 80 miles (129 km) southeast of Juneau, Alaska.

La Perouse Glacier, Fairweather Range

La Perouse Glacier is located in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 116 miles (187 km) southeast of Yakutat and 40 miles (65 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

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Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier, Icy Bay

Tiger Glacier starts in the Sargent Icefield on the Kenai Peninsula and flows east for 6 miles (10 km) to Icy Bay, about 34 miles (55 km) east-northeast of Seward and 42 miles (68 km) east-southeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier, Blackstone Bay

Blackstone Glacier flows northeast for 7 miles (11.3 km) from the Chugach Mountains to its terminus at the head of Blackstone Bay, about 8 miles (13 km) south of Whittier, Alaska.

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier, Surprise Inlet

Cataract Glacier flows northeast for 2.7 miles (4.4 km) from an elevation of 5500 feet (1677 m) through a steep valley to its terminus at the head of a stream that flows for 0.45 miles (0.75 km) to Surprise Inlet, about 51 miles (82 km) east-southeast of Anchorage and 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Whittier, Alaska.

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier, Northwestern Fjord

Southwestern Glacier is in Northwestern Fjord, a deep embayment in Kenai Fjords National Park and Preserve, about 50 miles (81 km) northeast of Homer and 33 miles (53 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska.

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

Morse and Muir Glaciers, Muir Inlet

Morse Glacier is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, and starts in the Alsek Range of the Saint Elias Mountains, and flows south-southeast for 9 miles (14.5 km) to an exposed outwash plain near the terminus of the Muir Glacier at the head of Muir Inlet, about 53 miles (85 km) north of Gustavus, Alaska.

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier, College Fjord

Amherst Glacier flows northwest for 4 miles (6.5 km) from the Chugach Mountains to a terminus lake, 5.5 miles (9 km) northeast of Point Pakenham in Prince William Sound, and 52 miles (83 km) southwest of Valdez, Alaska.

Barry Glacier, Prince William Sound

Barry Glacier, Prince William Sound

Barry Glacier flows southwest for 16 miles (25 km) to Barry Arm in northwestern Prince William Sound, about 33 miles (53 km) northeast of Whittier and 58 miles (93 km) east of Anchorage, Alaska.

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve

Johns Hopkins Glacier is in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and flows east for 8.5 miles (14 km) from Lituya Mountain to the head of Johns Hopkins Inlet, near the terminus of Clark Glacier and 59 miles (95 km) northwest of Gustavus, Alaska.

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier, Kachemak Bay

Grewingk Glacier is on the Kenai Peninsula and flows northwest for 12 miles (19 km) from the Kenai Icefield to its terminus at a proglacial lake in Kachemak Bay State Park about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of Kachemak Bay, and 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Homer, Alaska.

Vassar Glacier, College Fjord

Vassar Glacier, College Fjord

Vassar Glacier flows southeast from the Chugach Mountains for 4.3 miles (7 km) to College Fjord in Prince William Sound, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of College Point and 52 miles (83 km) west of Valdez, Alaska.

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