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LITTLE AGUJA CANYON. Little Aguja Canyon heads on Mount Locke a mile northeast of the University of Texas McDonald Observatoryqv and ten miles northwest of Fort Davis in central Jeff Davis County (at 30°41' N, 104°01' W). It extends northeast for twenty miles to its mouth on Madera Canyon, two miles southwest of Toyahvale and Balmorhea State Recreation Area in Reeves County (at 30°55' N, 103°50' W). Through the canyon runs an intermittent stream. The canyon terrain is rugged and is surfaced by shallow, stony soils in which grow Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, cacti, creosote bush, scrub brush, and sparse grasses.


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"LITTLE AGUJA CANYON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.