CROTON PEAK. Croton Peak is in Big Bend National Park nine miles northwest of Panther Junction in southern Brewster County (at 29°22' N, 103°21' W). With an elevation of 4,601 feet above sea level, it rises 1,240 feet above Croton Spring, two miles south. The peak is formed by the southwestern end of a sheet-like intrusion of alkalic quartz syenite, the northeastern end of which forms the Paint Gap Hills. The peak's shallow, stony soils support scrub brush and grasses.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."CROTON PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjc64), accessed May 19, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.