WEST CORAZONES DRAW
WEST CORAZONES DRAW. West Corazones Draw originates near Corazones Peaks, whence the draw takes its name, on the northern slopes of the Christmas Mountains in south central Brewster County (at 29°28' N, 103°27' W). It runs to the north and west of the peaks and follows a north-northeasterly course for ten miles to its mouth on Nine Point Draw on the broad desert flats to the northeast of the Rosillos Mountains (at 29°34' N, 103°21' W). The draw runs over ancient stream deposits of volcanic materials laid down over limestones. It traverses terrain that at one time supported an arid grassland ecosystem, now virtually destroyed by overgrazing. Today the area around West Corazones Draw is dominated by Chihuahuan Desert scrub, including species such as lechuguilla, ocotillo, sotol, and creosote bush. Other plants that may be found along the banks of the draw include catclaw, honey mesquite, and Mormon tea.
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