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PUERTECITA MOUNTAINS. The center of the Puertecita (Puertacita) Mountains is ten miles south of Fort Davis and a mile north of the Presidio county line in southern Jeff Davis County (at 30°26' N, 103°55' W). The highest point in the Puertecitas rises to an elevation of 6,285 feet above sea level, some 1,100 feet above State Highway 17, three miles to the west. The shallow, stony surface of the mountains supports Douglas fir, aspen, Arizona cypress, maple, ponderosa pine, and madrone. Puertecita is Spanish for "little door."


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

"PUERTECITA MOUNTAINS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.