Byron Peak facts for kids
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Byron Peak rises above Portage Lake
|Elevation||4,590 ft (1,400 m)|
|Prominence||Approximately 1,000 feet (300 m)|
|Location||Chugach National Forest|
|Parent range||Chugach Mountains|
|Easiest route||Byron Peak is typically climbed from the north|
Byron Peak is located in the Chugach National Forest at the head of a short, steep-walled valley, and rises above Portage Lake.
Due to relative ease of access and proximity to the major population centers of Alaska, Byron Peak and the surrounding area is a popular destination for mountain climbers, hikers, and, occasionally, skiers. The Byron Glacier Trail is a short and easy walk to the base of Byron Peak, and offers visitors panoramic views of steep glaciated mountains and Portage Lake. Continuing upward from the floor of the valley toward the peak requires technical skill and climbing equipment.
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