HORSE CANYON. Horse Canyon begins in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area six miles northwest of the Gerstacker toll bridge over the Rio Grande in southeastern Brewster County (at 29°32' N, 102°52' W) and runs southeast for five miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, nearly two miles northeast of the bridge (at 29°28' N, 102°49' W). The canyon runs through flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers and grasses. Towards its mouth it crosses steep to gently sloping terrain surfaced by shallow to moderately deep soils that support scrub brush and grasses.
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