Big Trestle Draw

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Big Trestle Draw, a shallow valley, begins on the southern edge of the Davis Mountains in north central Presidio County (at 30°24' N, 104°07' W) and runs south for fourteen miles to its mouth on Draw Creek, three miles west of U.S. Highway 67 (at 30°14' N, 104°07' W). Its course crosses alluvial fans and wash deposits of sand and gravel and passes over weathered igneous rock. The soil in the area is generally sand and clay loam, often rough and stony. The local 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 entry.

Anonymous, “Big Trestle Draw,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994