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VICTORIO CANYON. Victorio Canyon originates five miles southwest of Victorio Peak and one mile east of the Culberson-Hudspeth county line in western Culberson County (at 31°16' N, 104°54' W) and runs northeast for eleven miles to its mouth, two miles northeast of Victorio Peak and two miles west of State Highway 54 (at 31°21' N, 104°52' W). Victorio Canyon was presumably named for war chief Victorio, whose Mescalero Apaches were active in the area in the 1870s. An intermittent stream flows in the canyon's upper reaches. The surrounding steep, rocky terrain is surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support live oak, piñon, juniper, and grasses. An unimproved road runs through upper Victorio Canyon and a jeep trail through its lower reaches.
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