In Alaska, the range includes parts of the city/borough of Yakutat and the Hoonah-Angoon and Val… The mountains extend southeastward for about 250 miles (400 km) from the Wrangell Mountains to Cross Sound along the border between Canada (Yukon territory) and the United States (Alaska). St. Elias Lake trail: St. Elias Lake is a short hike with great rewards. Hubbard. At the syntaxis region the tectonic style changes from strike-slip motion along the Fairweather Fault to collision west of Malaspina Strait. This is the opportunity to get out on the snow, take some great photos and absorb the vastness and silence of the largest non-polar icefield in the world. Weather maps produced by ca.freemeteo.com. Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 1062 ft Route type Out & back. The St. Elias Mountains, which cover over 43,000 sq. Plural of Mountain. Tracing the Pacific Coast and straddling the border of British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, the St. Elias Mountain… This trail is great for beginner backcountry camping because it is a short trail to a campground with amenities. The Saint Elias Mountains (French: Chaîne Saint-Élie) are a subgroup of the Pacific Coast Ranges, located in southeastern Alaska in the United States, Southwestern Yukon and the very far northwestern part of British Columbia in Canada. Extent and medium. Twenty-five percent of Wrangell-St. Elias is covered by glacial ice, making it the the most concentrated area of active glaciation in North America. 907.231.6395 McCarthy-Kennecott, Alaska. The topo map image to the left is not an exact representation. Wrangell-St. Elias is a vast national park that rises from the ocean all the way up to 18,008 ft. At 13.2 million acres, the park is the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! Archival history. Logan is the dominant massif to the south; Augusta, Steele and Lucania complete the panorama and Mt. Book a thrill of a lifetime. At 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias could fit Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Olympic, and Yosemite National Parks within its borders with plenty of room to spare. Repository. Trips. Context area . Map of the Little Jarvis Glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Alaska + 1 map; Identity area. [3] Similar to the adjacent Pacific plate, which has a crustal thickness of 7 kilometres (4.3 mi), the Yakutat plate is moving northwestward at a rate of 50 millimetres (2 in) per year with respect to North America. Lots of snow. Topo map: Mush Lake ... Download the St. Elias Lake Trail description (PDF, 580 Kb) The details. Mount Logan is the highest mountain in Canada and the second-highest peak in North America, after Denali. Mount Saint Elias, also designated Boundary Peak 186, is the second highest mountain in both Canada and the United States, being situated on the Yukon and Alaska border. St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada (60.51817 … [2], The St. Elias Mountains form the highest coastal mountain range on Earth. There are 403 named mountains in the St. Elias Mountains, thirteen of … It is also great to do with kids. In contrast the high elevated regions of the drainage divide (Bagley Icefield, Seward Glacier) and north of it are composed of rocks that are part of the North American plate. It lies about 26 miles (42 km) southwest of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada. The image is based on the 1:1,000,000 scale map of the Yukon Territory. Mount Saint Elias, second highest peak (18,008 feet [5,489 metres]) of the St. Elias Mountains, on the Canada–United States (Alaska) border, 70 miles (110 km) northwest of Yakutat, Alaska. Title. Mount Saint Elias is the 2nd highest mountain in both the United States and Canada on the Yukon and Alaska border. Logan at the Icefield Discovery Base Camp. St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada (60.51817 -137.27395), Coordinates: 59.99484 -141.00275 69.84588 -123.81118 - Minimum elevation: 0 m - Maximum elevation: 5,829 m - Average elevation: 665 m, Dawson City, Town of Dawson City, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (64.06066 -139.43170), Coordinates: 64.02284 -139.48820 64.09031 -139.27772 - Minimum elevation: 319 m - Maximum elevation: 1,067 m - Average elevation: 589 m, Whitehorse, City of Whitehorse, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (60.72157 -135.05493), Coordinates: 60.55364 -135.27872 60.84619 -134.85673 - Minimum elevation: 640 m - Maximum elevation: 2,080 m - Average elevation: 1,050 m, Fish Lake, Fish Lake Road, Whitehorse, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (60.60291 -135.23260), Coordinates: 60.55562 -135.31216 60.65041 -135.20791 - Minimum elevation: 784 m - Maximum elevation: 2,079 m - Average elevation: 1,322 m, Louise Lake, Cotton Wood Trail - Winter only - ski/Snowshoe, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (60.53096 -137.48596), Coordinates: 60.52353 -137.53290 60.53854 -137.43558 - Minimum elevation: 709 m - Maximum elevation: 2,152 m - Average elevation: 1,213 m, Hess River, Yukon, Canada (63.38584 -132.08687), Coordinates: 63.30439 -134.06763 63.92547 -130.42175 - Minimum elevation: 545 m - Maximum elevation: 2,568 m - Average elevation: 1,267 m, Mount Logan, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (60.56785 -140.40569), Coordinates: 60.56780 -140.40574 60.56790 -140.40564 - Minimum elevation: 2,807 m - Maximum elevation: 5,921 m - Average elevation: 4,917 m, Lake Laberge, Macpherson-Grizzly Valley, Yukon, Canada (61.22023 -135.25038), Coordinates: 61.21927 -135.25082 61.22087 -135.25000 - Minimum elevation: 579 m - Maximum elevation: 1,184 m - Average elevation: 756 m, Teslin Lake, Yukon, Canada (60.23365 -132.91067), Coordinates: 60.22365 -132.92067 60.24365 -132.90067 - Minimum elevation: 657 m - Maximum elevation: 1,072 m - Average elevation: 731 m, Big Salmon River, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (61.54021 -134.08368), Coordinates: 61.30614 -134.92297 61.88601 -133.33336 - Minimum elevation: 576 m - Maximum elevation: 2,347 m - Average elevation: 1,137 m, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Haines Road, Yukon, Canada (60.66503 -139.18988), Coordinates: 59.99484 -141.00187 61.33741 -137.01009 - Minimum elevation: 0 m - Maximum elevation: 5,829 m - Average elevation: 1,251 m, Dawson City, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Y0B 1G0, Canada (64.06066 -139.43170), Watson Lake, Yukon, Y0A 1C0, Canada (60.07096 -128.76348), Coordinates: 60.00700 -128.89382 60.14481 -128.56538 - Minimum elevation: 632 m - Maximum elevation: 1,128 m - Average elevation: 739 m, Ivvavik National Park, Yukon, Canada (69.10428 -139.68946), Coordinates: 68.56067 -141.00089 69.64783 -138.13382 - Minimum elevation: 0 m - Maximum elevation: 2,118 m - Average elevation: 343 m, Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada (60.75272 -137.51004), Coordinates: 60.73962 -137.59003 60.80075 -137.45135 - Minimum elevation: 571 m - Maximum elevation: 884 m - Average elevation: 643 m, Scribner Creek, Yukon, Canada (63.63231 -138.72883), Coordinates: 63.61856 -138.75535 63.64580 -138.70512 - Minimum elevation: 484 m - Maximum elevation: 948 m - Average elevation: 685 m, Aishihik Lake, Aishihik Lake Road, Yukon, Canada (61.40868 -137.10321), Coordinates: 61.19071 -137.50725 61.62657 -136.98750 - Minimum elevation: 765 m - Maximum elevation: 2,195 m - Average elevation: 1,281 m, Tagish, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Y0B 1T0, Canada (60.27044 -134.27949), Coordinates: 60.22095 -134.34124 60.32841 -134.22551 - Minimum elevation: 649 m - Maximum elevation: 1,808 m - Average elevation: 839 m, Carmacks, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Y0B 1C0, Canada (62.08877 -136.28990), Coordinates: 62.06746 -136.32515 62.12979 -136.15159 - Minimum elevation: 501 m - Maximum elevation: 894 m - Average elevation: 622 m, Logan Mountains, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (61.50133 -127.44597), Coordinates: 61.50128 -127.44602 61.50138 -127.44592 - Minimum elevation: 1,376 m - Maximum elevation: 2,136 m - Average elevation: 1,656 m, Kusawa Lake;Takhini River, Yukon, Canada (60.46638 -136.10788), Coordinates: 60.46417 -136.10998 60.46848 -136.10602 - Minimum elevation: 640 m - Maximum elevation: 1,118 m - Average elevation: 732 m, Kluane Lake, Sedata Street, Burwash Landing, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Y1A 3V4, Canada (61.31781 -138.73253), Coordinates: 60.99316 -139.05555 61.64245 -138.35348 - Minimum elevation: 702 m - Maximum elevation: 3,073 m - Average elevation: 1,397 m, Teslin River, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (61.02325 -134.15786), Coordinates: 60.45524 -134.90001 61.58020 -133.25716 - Minimum elevation: 593 m - Maximum elevation: 2,159 m - Average elevation: 1,122 m, Eagle Plains, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (66.37178 -136.71960), Coordinates: 66.36178 -136.72960 66.38178 -136.70960 - Minimum elevation: 499 m - Maximum elevation: 724 m - Average elevation: 606 m, Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, Haines Road, Stikine Region, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (59.45461 -137.24406), Coordinates: 58.90637 -139.05367 60.00079 -136.36251 - Minimum elevation: 0 m - Maximum elevation: 4,590 m - Average elevation: 896 m, Vuntut National Park, Yukon, Canada (68.37654 -139.80141), Coordinates: 68.04279 -141.00096 68.71047 -138.37839 - Minimum elevation: 103 m - Maximum elevation: 1,403 m - Average elevation: 456 m, Primrose River, Yukon, Canada (60.19607 -135.77666), Coordinates: 60.19581 -135.77745 60.19614 -135.77573 - Minimum elevation: 927 m - Maximum elevation: 1,922 m - Average elevation: 1,216 m, Aishihik, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (61.59854 -137.50802), Coordinates: 61.59599 -137.51106 61.60111 -137.50497 - Minimum elevation: 899 m - Maximum elevation: 987 m - Average elevation: 944 m, Marsh Lake, Yukon, Canada (60.51543 -134.32854), Coordinates: 60.50670 -134.34606 60.52490 -134.30932 - Minimum elevation: 640 m - Maximum elevation: 969 m - Average elevation: 709 m, Pelly River, Yukon, Y0B 1P0, Canada (62.38612 -133.85521), Coordinates: 61.71421 -137.35930 62.89022 -129.74786 - Minimum elevation: 122 m - Maximum elevation: 4,351 m - Average elevation: 1,178 m, Carcross, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Y0B 1B0, Canada (60.16922 -134.70958), Coordinates: 60.15323 -134.75550 60.19928 -134.67386 - Minimum elevation: 640 m - Maximum elevation: 873 m - Average elevation: 682 m, Hyland River, Yukon, Canada (61.12790 -128.35700), Coordinates: 60.39438 -128.76955 61.94948 -128.15388 - Minimum elevation: 561 m - Maximum elevation: 2,622 m - Average elevation: 1,191 m, Nisutlin River, Yukon, Canada (60.49925 -132.67051), Coordinates: 60.49920 -132.67056 60.49930 -132.67046 - Minimum elevation: 686 m - Maximum elevation: 795 m - Average elevation: 724 m, Klukshu River, Yukon, Canada (60.20733 -136.98236), Coordinates: 60.20645 -136.98246 60.20806 -136.98191 - Minimum elevation: 664 m - Maximum elevation: 1,717 m - Average elevation: 858 m, Little Atlin Lake, Atlin Road, Yukon, Canada (60.23346 -133.92039), Coordinates: 60.14856 -134.08185 60.31865 -133.87836 - Minimum elevation: 646 m - Maximum elevation: 1,808 m - Average elevation: 935 m, Ibex Valley, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (60.83091 -135.36333), Coordinates: 60.76600 -136.02576 60.89633 -135.27288 - Minimum elevation: 583 m - Maximum elevation: 2,183 m - Average elevation: 1,078 m, Richardson Mountains, Yukon, Canada (66.90286 -136.14946), Coordinates: 66.90281 -136.14951 66.90291 -136.14941 - Minimum elevation: 538 m - Maximum elevation: 981 m - Average elevation: 686 m, Keno City, Yukon, Canada (63.90958 -135.30223), Coordinates: 63.88464 -135.36395 63.96843 -135.15371 - Minimum elevation: 667 m - Maximum elevation: 2,051 m - Average elevation: 1,142 m, Carmacks, Yukon, Canada (62.09629 -136.28761), Coordinates: 62.09205 -136.30248 62.10051 -136.27112 - Minimum elevation: 512 m - Maximum elevation: 854 m - Average elevation: 571 m, Old Crow, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (67.57100 -139.82575), Coordinates: 67.54890 -139.88240 67.59162 -139.76568 - Minimum elevation: 246 m - Maximum elevation: 794 m - Average elevation: 301 m, Klondike River, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (64.02600 -137.92237), Coordinates: 63.95055 -139.44800 64.21459 -136.54650 - Minimum elevation: 375 m - Maximum elevation: 2,214 m - Average elevation: 1,021 m, Teslin, Yukon, Canada (60.22890 -132.77169), Coordinates: 60.19030 -132.80863 60.26719 -132.72625 - Minimum elevation: 652 m - Maximum elevation: 1,544 m - Average elevation: 987 m, Mackenzie Mountains, Yukon, Unorganized, Yukon, Canada (63.43100 -130.32138), Coordinates: 63.43095 -130.32143 63.43105 -130.32133 - Minimum elevation: 1,847 m - Maximum elevation: 2,911 m - Average elevation: 2,227 m, Macpherson-Grizzly Valley, Yukon, Y1A 7A2, Canada (60.95733 -135.46384), Coordinates: 60.74964 -135.98871 61.27002 -134.96488 - Minimum elevation: 581 m - Maximum elevation: 2,111 m - Average elevation: 1,010 m, McQuesten River, Yukon, Canada (63.63744 -137.01048), Coordinates: 63.63718 -137.01120 63.63787 -137.00795 - Minimum elevation: 457 m - Maximum elevation: 989 m - Average elevation: 617 m, Selwyn Mountains, Yukon, Canada (61.36185 -127.18080), Coordinates: 61.36180 -127.18085 61.36190 -127.18075 - Minimum elevation: 1,333 m - Maximum elevation: 2,190 m - Average elevation: 1,697 m, Hoole River, Yukon, Canada (61.52406 -131.59711), Coordinates: 61.52402 -131.59839 61.52416 -131.59645 - Minimum elevation: 994 m - Maximum elevation: 1,748 m - Average elevation: 1,108 m, Fisher Glacier, Yukon, Canada (60.10775 -138.33197), Coordinates: 60.10770 -138.33202 60.10780 -138.33192 - Minimum elevation: 1,015 m - Maximum elevation: 1,327 m - Average elevation: 1,080 m, Kluane Ranges, Yukon, Canada (60.25079 -136.97338), Coordinates: 60.25074 -136.97343 60.25084 -136.97333 - Minimum elevation: 683 m - Maximum elevation: 1,493 m - Average elevation: 866 m, Kaskawulsh River, Yukon, Canada (60.75017 -138.11615), Coordinates: 60.75012 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[6] Drum to the southeastern portion of the Park near Mt. CA ACU SPC C0028-S0001-FL1250. View the forecasted storm maps for the region around St. Elias Mountains. The St. Elias Mountains are largely tectonic, though there are some volcanic mountains in the north and western reaches of the Saint Elias Range (Mt Bona is the tallest volcano in the US). The Canadian side is part of Kluane National Park and Reserve, while the U.S. side of the mountain is located within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. St. Elias Mountains Topographic maps > Canada > Yukon > St. Elias Mountains. [5] Due to its thickness, the Yakutat plate is buoyant, resulting in surface uplift of the overriding North American plate, which formed the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range in Southcentral Alaska, located above the subducted part of the Yakutat plate. The Saint Elias Mountains are a subgroup of the Pacific Coast Ranges, ... Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Overview: Map: Photo Map: Satellite: Directions: Notable Places in the Area. The Alaska Range with Mount McKinley the highest peak in North America elevation 20,237 ft., the chain of volcanic Aleutian Islands, St. Elias mountains continuing into Canada with Mount Logan elevation 19,551 ft. second tallest and then back to Alaska with St. Elias at an elevation 18,009 ft. St. Elias Mountains is a summit in Yukon and has an elevation of 1675 metres. The Wrangell mountains are volcanic in origin and mostly encompassed in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park in southcentral Alaska. Our landing site is just across from Mt. The range spans Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in the United States and Kluane National Park and Reserve in Canada and includes all of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. miles of southeastern Alaska, southwestern Yukon, and a small portion of northwestern British Columbia, are a subgroup of the much larger Pacific Coast Range. St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada - Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. In Alaska, the range includes parts of the city/borough of Yakutat and the Hoonah-Angoon and Valdez-Cordova census areas. Day Trips. The park features four prominent mountain ranges, including the volcanic Wrangell Mountain Range and the St. Elias Mountain Range. The first part of the trail is hilly, and winds through mixed stands of spruce and aspen. St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada - Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Lies about 25 miles southwest of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada. The St. Elias mountain range, along the border of British Columbia, Alaska and the Yukon, is an area of superlatives — it contains the largest nonpolar icefield in the world, the highest number of surging glaciers, the most seismically active mountains on earth, the largest protected area on the planet, and the highest, youngest and fastest-growing peaks in Canada. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by colour family {{familyColorButtonText(colorFamily.name)}} senior man hiking in kluane national park, yukon,canada - st elias mountains stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images. The Wrangell Mountains and St. Elias Mountains form the main ridge of the Park extending several hundred miles from the northwestern portion of the Park at Mt. [4] The Yakutat plate is transported northwards along the active Fairweather Fault, which probably started more than 35 million years ago. Browse 2,425 st elias mountains stock photos and images available or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. Six mountains in this range extend over 15,000 feet in elevation and numerous extensive glaciers and ice fields are found throughout this region of the Park. [7], The mountains are divided by the Duke Depression, with the shorter, more rounded Kluane Ranges to the east, and the higher Icefield Ranges to the west. This tectonic transition concentrates stress in the crust at the syntaxis that together with efficient glacial erosion results in positive feedback processes that through time forms extreme high mountain peaks and local relief, and rapid exhumation of rocks from up to 10 km depths to the surface. Since 1978. St. Elias Mountains. The Canadian side is part of Kluane National Park, while the U.S. side is within Wrangell-St. Elias … There is a backcountry campground at the lake, which is nestled between tall mountains. The highest peak entirely within British Columbia is Mount Waddington in the, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Saint_Elias_Mountains&oldid=988719794, Landforms of Valdez–Cordova Census Area, Alaska, Wrangell–St. It stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America, Mount Stain Elias at 18,008 feet, to to the ocean. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-tallest-mountains-in-canada.html Geography The Village of Haines Junction lies in the St. Elias Mountains Ecoregion, in the Shakwak Valley in southwestern Yukon and on the doorstep of one of the most dynamic and spectacular landscapes on earth. [5], The St. Elias Mountains formed at the plate boundary between the Yakutat and North American plates. The Yakutat microplate is a wedge shaped oceanic plateau with a thickness of 20 to 30 kilometres (12 to 19 mi). St. Elias Mountains from Mapcarta, the free map. St. Elias Mountains from Mapcarta, the free map. Elias National Park and Preserve, Wikidata value to be checked for Infobox mountain, Pages using infobox mountain with multiple parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Second highest in both Canada and the United States, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 21:28. St. Elias Mountains is a mountain in British Columbia and has an elevation of 1033 metres. Guided single & multi-day Alaska hiking tours & adventure trips in Wrangell St. Elias National Park. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running. The landscape has been, and continues to be, the most geologically dynamic in the Yukon. A fantastic scenic flight through the most glaciated region of North America St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada - Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. Sub-ranges of the Saint Elias include the Alsek Ranges, the Fairweather Range, and the Centennial Range.[8]. The actual 1:250,000 and 1:50,000 scale maps have additional detail not shown at the 1:1,000,000 level. The range spans Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in the United States and Kluane National Park and Reserve in Canada and includes all of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Print/PDF Map; Share; More; Saint Elias Lake Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The latter is the highest coastal range in the world. University of Calgary Special Collections. Feature Type: Mountains - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. Reference code. The Saint Elias Mountains (French: Chaîne Saint-Élie) are a subgroup of the Pacific Coast Ranges, located in southeastern Alaska in the United States, Southwestern Yukon and the very far northwestern part of British Columbia in Canada. The mountain rises north of Malaspina Glacier. The highest peaks of the St. Elias Mountains are located in the high ice field region of the Kluane National Park (Mount Logan, Mount Vancouver) and north of the Malaspina Glacier (Mount Saint Elias, Mount Cook), in the region known as the St. Elias syntaxis. mountains of alaska - st elias mountains … St. Elias Mountains, segment of the Pacific Coast Ranges of northwestern North America. (1.5 hours) Fly over the St. Elias Mountains in a ski plane and land on the icefield. Free topographic maps visualization and sharing. The highest mountains of the range include: Saint Elias Mountains, east of the Wrangell Mountains, Mount Fairweather is only partly in British Columbia. Mountain ranges generally belong to the same geological structure, and consist of a series of peaks and ridges surrounded by lowlands and valleys. Map of the Little Jarvis Glacier, St. Elias Mountains, Alaska + 1 map Date(s) 1958 (Creation) Level of description. The Icefield Discovery Camp is situated in the heart of the St. Elias Mountains, between the Kaskawulsh, Logan and Hubbard Glaciers. File. There are many mountain ranges in Canada, including the Rocky Mountains, the St. Elias Mountains and the Laurentian Mountains. Mount Logan. Queen Mary is immediately accessible from the camp. Click on the map to display elevation. Within this wild landscape, people continue to live off the land as they have done for centuries. Our team from the University of Tuebingen, Germany, led by Prof. Eva Enkelmann (now at the University of Cincinnati, USA), aimed to investigate the long-term history of building and eroding the St. Elias Mountains, which formed due to the indentation of the Yakutat microplate into the North American Plate. Mt. All this altitude and proximity to the warm coastal air of the Pacific Northwest brings snow. And with lots of snow and big altitude comes ice. 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