Fresno Peak

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995

Fresno Peak is in southeastern Presidio County three miles west of the Brewster county line (at 29°26' N, 103°50' W). Its summit, with an elevation of 5,131 feet above sea level, rises 1,331 feet over Fresno Canyon, which runs along its eastern edge. Fresno Peak is a Tertiary intrusion that stands in the Solitario, a domal uplift with a nine-mile diameter and a prominent limestone rim. The area topography is desert mountain terrain of basalt deposits. Local vegetation includes sparse grasses, cacti, desert shrubs, and scrub brush.

Geology of the Big Bend Area and Solitario Dome, Texas (Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 1986). Geology of the Big Bend Area, Texas (Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 1965). Ronnie C. Tyler, The Big Bend (Washington: National Park Service, 1975).

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

Anonymous, “Fresno Peak,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 14, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995