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ROUGH RUN. Rough Run is a stream that rises just east of the Christmas Mountains, a half mile north of the Big Bend National Park boundary, and 1½ miles south of the Terlingua Ranch Lodge in south central Brewster County (at 29°26' N, 103°24' W). It runs southwest for nineteen miles to its mouth on Terlingua Creek, four miles southeast of Terlingua (at 29°18' N, 103°33' W). Rough Run is intermittent for all but its last 1½ miles. The stream initially passes through terrain with low hills and dense dissection with gullies. The land is bare of soil in places and is surfaced in others by shallow soils that support sparse vegetation. For most of the rest of its length the creek traverses steep to gently sloping terrain with variable soils that support scrub brush and sparse grasses.


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

"ROUGH RUN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.