Chugach Mountains


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Chugach Mountains

(cho͞o`găch), one of the Pacific coastal ranges, S Alaska, extending from the St. Elias Mts., on the Alaska-Yukon border, NW to the Manuska River. Mt. Marcus Baker, 13,176 ft (4,016 m), is the highest peak. Rugged, with forested lower slopes (the southern slope is a national forest) and glacier-covered summits, the Chugach are a barrier for movement inland from the coast. The Richardson Highway, a north-south road running from the coast to Fairbanks, Alaska, and the Copper River are the only corridors through the range.

Chugach Mountains

 

a mountain massif in southern Alaska, bounded in the north by the valleys of the Matanuska and Copper rivers. The mountains measure more than 400 km in length and rise to an elevation of 4,016 m at Mt. Marcus Baker. There are glaciers, the largest of which is Columbia, which reaches sea level. High coniferous forests grow on the slopes to 600 m, and higher there are alpine meadows.

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