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PAISANO PEAK (Brewster County). Paisano Peak is eight miles southwest of Alpine in northwestern Brewster County (at 30°18' N, 103°47' W). Its summit, at an elevation of 6,085 feet above sea level, rises 1,050 feet above the Paisano Baptist Encampment, one mile southwest, where meetings have been held annually since 1921. Paisano Peak is in the collapsed crater of the Paisano Volcano, which erupted about 35 million years ago. The peak is an intrusion of light-colored rhyolite, a very fine-grained form of granite. The local soils are shallow and stony and support scrub brush and grasses.


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"PAISANO PEAK (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.