Turn-off to Glacier Creek Road - Nesting Waterbirds

Glacier Creek Road runs approximately 30 miles up the east side of the Snake River. It becomes a rough four-wheel-drive road after it passes the Rock Creek Mine site three miles in and is not maintained in winter. If you look north up the valley from Teller Road, you will see the pyramid-shaped peak of Mount Osborn on a clear day. At 4,714 feet, it’s the tallest peak on the Seward Peninsula. The small lakes on either side of the road become ice-free earlier than large lakes in spring, offering waterbirds nesting areas close to coastal feeding areas. You may see tundra swan, Canada goose, American wigeon, northern shoveler, northern pintail, green-wing teal, greater and lesser scaup, red-breasted merganser, red-throated loon, Pacific loon, red-necked phalarope, glaucous gull, and mew gull. Rusty blackbird often appears in the shrubby edges of wet meadows in this area.

Getting There

Latitude: 64.558991
Longitude: -165.465546
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