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PEÑA COLORADO CREEK. Peña Colorado Creek rises in the Glass Mountains just east of Gilliland Peak in northern Brewster County (at 30°22' N, 103°18' W) and runs southwest for thirty-two miles, passing just west of Marathon before reaching its mouth on Maravillas Creek, just southwest of Simpson Springs Mountain and four miles west of U.S. Highway 385 (at 30°01' N, 103°20' W). The stream is intermittent for its first eighteen and last ten miles, but flows perennially for four miles beginning one mile upstream of Peña Colorado Springs.


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

"PENA COLORADO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.