ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN (BREWSTER COUNTY)
ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN (Brewster County). Elephant Mountain is twenty-two miles southwest of Marathon in west central Brewster County (at 30°02' N, 103°32' W). The peak, at an elevation of 6,225 feet above sea level, rises 1,265 feet above State Highway 118, four miles west. Soils on the mountain are shallow and stony and support scrub brush and grasses. The mountain is capped by a flat sill of igneous trachyte and was named for its shape, which resembles an elephant's back. Burial places containing artifacts more than 5,000 years old have been discovered on Sheep Creek, just west of Elephant Mountain.
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