ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN (Presidio County). Elephant Mountain, a summit also called Agua Adentro, is eight miles north of the Rio Grande between Tapado Canyon on its south and Bofecillos Canyon on its north in southern Presidio County (at 29°28' N, 104°02' W). The peak, at an elevation of 4,938 feet above sea level, rises 538 feet above the desert floor. Elephant Mountain is formed of conglomerate, sandstone, tuff, and basalt. It stands in the Bofecillos Mountains, an area of desert mountain terrain cut by rugged canyons and surfaced by loose rubble. Area vegetation includes sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Elephant Mountain (Presidio County)," accessed January 22, 2018, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rje10.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.