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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.


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"ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN (PRESIDIO COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed March 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.