CROTON PEAK. Croton Peak is in Big Bend National Park nine miles northwest of Panther Junction in southern Brewster County (at 29°22' N, 103°21' W). With an elevation of 4,601 feet above sea level, it rises 1,240 feet above Croton Spring, two miles south. The peak is formed by the southwestern end of a sheet-like intrusion of alkalic quartz syenite, the northeastern end of which forms the Paint Gap Hills. The peak's shallow, stony soils support scrub brush and grasses.
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