Arapaho Glacier

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Arapaho Glacier
Location in Colorado
Location in Colorado
Arapaho Glacier
Location in Colorado
Type Mountain glacier
Location Boulder County, Colorado, United States
Coordinates 40°01′24″N 105°38′52″W / 40.02333°N 105.64778°W / 40.02333; -105.64778Coordinates: 40°01′24″N 105°38′52″W / 40.02333°N 105.64778°W / 40.02333; -105.64778[1]
Area 39 acres (16 ha)[2]
Length .25 mi (0.40 km) long and .50 mi (0.80 km) wide[2]
Thickness 15 ft (4.6 m)[2]
Terminus Talus/proglacial lake
Status Retreating

Arapaho Glacier was an alpine glacier in a cirque immediately southeast of North Arapaho Peak, in Roosevelt National Forest in the U.S. state of Colorado.[3] The glacier was just east of the Continental Divide. Arapaho Glacier was the largest glacier in the state of Colorado and helped provide water for the city of Boulder, Colorado. The glacier has a negative glacier mass balance and lost over 52% of its surface area during the 20th Century.[2]

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  1. ^ "Arapaho Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Arapaho Glacier". National Snow and Ice Data Center. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  3. ^ Monarch Lake, CO (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-18.