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PEÑA COLORADO CREEK. Peña Colorado Creek rises in the Glass Mountains just east of Gilliland Peak in northern Brewster County (at 30°22' N, 103°18' W) and runs southwest for thirty-two miles, passing just west of Marathon before reaching its mouth on Maravillas Creek, just southwest of Simpson Springs Mountain and four miles west of U.S. Highway 385 (at 30°01' N, 103°20' W). The stream is intermittent for its first eighteen and last ten miles, but flows perennially for four miles beginning one mile upstream of Peña Colorado Springs.

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