Area: 53836 sq km.
Location: The Chugach Mountains lie between the Saint Elias and Wrangell Mountains on the E and Talkeetna Mountains and Anchorage on the W, around where the Kenai Peninsula starts. To the N lie the huge wetlands between the Chugach Mountains and the eastmost extension of the Alaska Range.
Terrain: The Chugach Mountains make up about 1/3 of Alaska's glaciated area, or 10,000 square miles. They extend for more than 500 miles. They are rugged with many large glaciers flowing down from the high icefields. Although the icefields and glaciers are thinning and retreating this area still gets huge amounts of snowfall.