VICTORIO PEAK. Victorio (Victoria) Peak is in the Sierra Diablo Wildlife Management Area two miles west of State Highway 54 and two miles east of the Hudspeth county line in west central Culberson County (at 31°20' N, 104°52' W). At an elevation of 6,350 feet above sea level, its summit rises 2,700 feet above Highway 54. The peak was named after the legendary Mescalero Apache chief Victorio. For many years maps called the summit Victoria Peak, until the United States Board on Geographic Names officially corrected it to Victorio Peak in 1959.
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