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CUESTA DEL BURRO. Cuesta del Burro ("Donkey Hill"), a range of hills, is located between Cleveland Flats on the northwest and Perdiz Creek on the east in central Presidio County (at 30°07' N, 104°23' W). The range has elevations from 4,913 to 6,100 feet above sea level. Needle Peak (at 30°02' N, 104°29' W), with an elevation of 5,662 feet above sea level, and the Black Hills (at 30°00' N, 104°15' W), with an elevation of 5,569 feet above sea level, are located in Cuesta del Burro. The range, composed of rhyolite and later-aged conglomerate, stands in desert mountain terrain cut by rugged canyons. The area is surfaced by loose rubble that supports sparse grasses, cacti, and scrubby desert conifers and oaks.


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"CUESTA DEL BURRO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.