Continental Glacier facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsContinental Glacier
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|Coordinates||43°19′54″N 109°41′26″W / 43.33167°N 109.69056°W|
|Area||1,025 acres (415 ha)|
|Length||.50 mi (0.80 km)|
|Width||3.2 mi (5.1 km)|
Continental Glacier is in Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests, in the U.S. state of Wyoming and straddles the Continental Divide in the northern Wind River Range. Continental Glacier is in both the Bridger and Fitzpatrick Wildernesses, and is part of the largest grouping of glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains. Continental Glacier is situated at an elevation range of 13,100 to 11,200 feet (4,000 to 3,400 m) and forms a nearly unbroken icefield over 3 miles (4.8 km) in length along a high altitude plateau to the north of Downs Mountain. Immediately east of Continental Glacier lies East Torrey Glacier.
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