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Lupfer Glacier
Location in Montana
Type Mountain glacier
Location Glacier National Park, Flathead County, Montana, United States
Coordinates 48°28′38″N 113°30′44″W / 48.47722°N 113.51222°W / 48.47722; -113.51222Coordinates: 48°28′38″N 113°30′44″W / 48.47722°N 113.51222°W / 48.47722; -113.51222
Area Approximately 16 acres (0.065 km2)
Length .15 mi (0.24 km)
Terminus Talus
Status Retreating

Lupfer Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The glacier is situated immediately to the east of Mount Phillips at an elevation between 6,500 ft (2,000 m) and 6,000 ft (1,800 m) above sea level. Lupfer Glacier covers an area of approximately 16 acres (0.065 km2) and does not meet the threshold of 25 acres (0.10 km2) often cited as being the minimum size to qualify as an active glacier. Between 1966 and 2005 Lupfer Glacier lost over 50 percent of its surface area.

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