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PAINT GAP HILLS. The Paint Gap Hills (centered at 29°24' N, 103°17' W) are in Big Bend National Park seven miles northwest of Panther Junction in south central Brewster County. The highest elevation in the hills is 4,263 feet above sea level, and rises some 1,110 feet above Tornillo Creek, a mile north. The soils in the hills are shallow and stony and support scrub brush and grasses.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"PAINT GAP HILLS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.