Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon


TULE MOUNTAIN. Tule Mountain is two miles southeast of the Maverick Ranger Station in the Big Bend National Park in southwestern Brewster County (at 29°16' N, 103°29' W). At an elevation of 3,838 feet above sea level, it rises 1,100 feet above the ranger station. The summit resembles the prow of a ship and is capped by a layer of igneous rhyolite. Its shallow, stony soils support live oak, piñon pine, juniper, and grasses.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

"TULE MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed December 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.