Eldorado Glacier

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Eldorado Glacier
Eldorado Glacier 1992.jpeg
Eldorado Peak and Eldorado Glacier
Map showing the location of Eldorado Glacier
Map showing the location of Eldorado Glacier
Eldorado Glacier
Location in Washington
TypeMountain glacier
LocationNorth Cascades National Park, Skagit County, Washington, U.S.
Coordinates48°31′34″N 121°07′32″W / 48.52611°N 121.12556°W / 48.52611; -121.12556Coordinates: 48°31′34″N 121°07′32″W / 48.52611°N 121.12556°W / 48.52611; -121.12556[1]
Length.85 mi (1.37 km)
TerminusIcefall/barren rock
StatusRetreating

Eldorado Glacier is on the south slopes of Eldorado Peak, North Cascades National Park, in the U.S. state of Washington.[2] The glacier is approximately .85 mi (1.37 km) in length, 1.2 mi (1.9 km) in width at its terminus and descends from 8,400 to 7,000 ft (2,600 to 2,100 m). Eldorado Glacier is connected to Inspiration Glacier on its upper slopes. Glacial melt waters from Eldorado Glacier flow south over Roush Creek Falls, which at 2,000 ft (610 m), is one of the tallest waterfalls in Washington.[3]

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  1. ^ "Eldorado Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  2. ^ Eldorado Peak, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2013-02-09.
  3. ^ "Roush Creek Falls". Northwest Waterfall Survey. Retrieved 2013-02-09.