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Bear Mountain
Looking up Lowell Creek Valley, Bear Mountain.jpg
North aspect seen from Marathon Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 4,019 ft (1,225 m)
Prominence 869 ft (265 m)
Isolation 1.1 mi (1.8 km)
Parent peak Lowell Peak
Bear Mountain is located in Alaska
Bear Mountain
Bear Mountain
Location in Alaska
Location Chugach National Forest
Kenai Peninsula Borough
Alaska, United States
Parent range Kenai Mountains
Topo map USGS Seward A-7

Bear Mountain is a 4,019-foot (1,225 m) mountain summit located in the Kenai Mountains, on the Kenai Peninsula, in the U.S. state of Alaska. The peak is situated in Chugach National Forest, 5 mi (8 km) northeast of Bear Glacier, 2.1 mi (3 km) south-southeast of Marathon Mountain, and 5 mi (8 km) southwest of Seward, Alaska. The peak's local name was reported in 1951 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The months May and June offer the most favorable weather for viewing the mountain. In fair weather, the Harding Icefield can be seen from the summit.


Based on the Köppen climate classification, Bear Mountain is located in a subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. Precipitation runoff from the north slope of the mountain drains into Lowell Creek, and the south side drains into Spruce Creek, and both creeks empty into Resurrection Bay.

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