Downs Glacier

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Downs Glacier
Map showing the location of Downs Glacier
Map showing the location of Downs Glacier
Downs Glacier
Fremont County, Wyoming, USA
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 43°17′41″N 109°39′49″W / 43.29472°N 109.66361°W / 43.29472; -109.66361Coordinates: 43°17′41″N 109°39′49″W / 43.29472°N 109.66361°W / 43.29472; -109.66361[1]
Area 155 acres (63 ha)
Length .70 mi (1.13 km)
Width .35 mi (0.56 km)
Terminus moraine
Status unknown

Downs Glacier is located in Shoshone National Forest, in the U.S. state of Wyoming on the east of the Continental Divide in the Wind River Range.[2] The glacier is 1 mi (1.6 km) south of Downs Mountain and sits at an elevation of between 12,600 and 11,200 ft (3,800 and 3,400 m). Downs Glacier is one of many glaciers found in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness, and is part of the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Downs Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ Downs Mountain, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

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