Emmons Glacier is on the northeast flank of Mount Rainier, in Washington. At 4.3 sq mi, it has the largest surface area of any glacier in the contiguous United States. The glacier was named after the geologist Samuel Franklin Emmons after his involvement in a survey of Mount Rainier in 1870.
Starting at an elevation of over 13,800 ft, the Emmons glacier flows down eastward. Near the Disappointment Cleaver at 12,200 ft, the Emmons is joined by the Ingraham Glacier flowing to the south. The glaciers flow together and remain connected until they split up upon reaching the wedge of Little Tahoma Peak. As the Emmons flows northeast, the massive glacier descends until it reaches its rocky lower terminus at about 5,100 ft in elevation.
Address 98321, United States
Coordinates 46°51'54.903" N -121°42'48.423" E