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LAS BURRAS CANYON. Las Burras Canyon, also called Burros Canyon, is a valley with an intermittent stream that rises on the edge of Cerro de las Burras in southern Presidio County (at 29°25' N, 104°07' W) and runs four miles south to its mouth on the Rio Grande at Domingo (at 29°23' N, 204°06' W). Its course crosses desert mountain terrain and canyon land and is marked by volcanic rocks and alluvial fans of outwash deposits. The soil in the area is generally light reddish-brown to brown sand and clay loam, rough and stony. The vegetation consists primarily of sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs.


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

"LAS BURRAS CANYON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.