CHILICOTAL MOUNTAIN. Chilicotal Mountain is in Big Bend National Park nine miles southeast of Panther Junction in southern Brewster County (at 29°12' N, 103°09' W). With an elevation of 4,108 feet above sea level, it rises 1,500 feet higher than Glenn Spring, two miles to the south. The mountain is a body of intrusive rock surrounded by shales and sandstones from the Cretaceous period, 66 million to 144 million years old. Its surface of shallow, stony soils supports scrub brush and grasses. Chilicote is the Spanish name for the coral bean bushes found on the mountain.
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