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CERRO ALTO MOUNTAIN. Cerro Alto Mountain is forty-five miles west of Dell City in northwestern Hudspeth County (at 31°57' N, 105°58' W). Its summit, with an elevation of 6,787 feet above sea level, is the highest point in the Hueco Mountains, which are composed of Permian limestone, some 250 million years old. The area is surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support scrub brush and grasses.


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"CERRO ALTO MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.