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Big Bend Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointEmory Peak (7825 ft/2385 m)
CountriesUnited States (98%), Mexico (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTexas (98%), Coahuila (1%), Chihuahua (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area6,200 sq mi / 16,059 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent101 mi / 162 km North-South
118 mi / 190 km East-West
Center Lat/Long29° 42' N; 103° 17' W
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Map of Big Bend Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Big Bend Ranges.
Trans-Pecos Texas RangesLevel 4 (Parent)
         El Paso RangesLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Van Horn AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Presidio County AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Guadalupe MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Delaware MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Davis MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Glass MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Big Bend RangesLevel 5
                 West Big Bend RangesLevel 6 (Child)
                 Del Norte MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Woods Hollow MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Chalk MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Santiago MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Tinaja MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Christmas MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Rosillos MountainsLevel 6 (Child)
                 Sierra del CarmenLevel 6 (Child)
                 Chisos MountainsLevel 6 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Big Bend Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Emory Peak78252385Chisos Mountains
2.Townsend Point7560+2304+Chisos Mountains
3.Lost Mine Peak75352297Chisos Mountains
4.Toll Mountain74152260Chisos Mountains
5.Casa Grande Peak73252233Chisos Mountains
6.Peak 715071502179Chisos Mountains
7.Crown Mountain7120+2170+Chisos Mountains
8.Peak 707070702155Chisos Mountains
9.Big Bend Peak 70407040+2146+Chisos Mountains
10.Cathedral Mountain68882099West Big Bend Ranges
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Emory Peak78252385Chisos Mountains
2.Cathedral Mountain68882099West Big Bend Ranges
3.Mount Ord68032074Del Norte Mountains
4.Santiago Peak65241989Santiago Mountains
5.Sue Peaks58541784Sierra del Carmen
6.Christmas Mountains High Point57281746Christmas Mountains
7.Rosillo Peak54451660Rosillos Mountains
8.Loma de las Palmas2920+890+Tinaja Mountains



Photos of Peaks in the Big Bend Ranges

Emory Peak
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Emory Peak, Texas, looking south from a shelter at Chisos Basin Campground (2012-01-29). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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