DEL NORTE MOUNTAINS
DEL NORTE MOUNTAINS. The Del Norte Mountains, a range (centered at 30°13' N, 103°28' W), extend for twenty-six miles from a point eight miles east of Alpine in northwestern Brewster County to Del Norte Gap, nineteen miles southwest of Marathon in west central Brewster County. They form the northern part of a chain of mountains that runs northwest to southeast across central Brewster County. The highest peak in the Del Norte Mountains is Mount Ord, at an elevation of 6,803 feet above sea level; the average peak elevation in the range is 5,000 feet. The shallow, stony soils in the Del Norte Mountains support oak, juniper, and some mesquite.
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