Trans-Pecos


Trans-Pecos

Trans-Pecos refers to the region of Texas west of the Pecos River. This area in Texas extends roughly from Langtry, Texas, where the Pecos joins the Rio Grande in the south, to Angeles in the north, near the Texas-New Mexico border. In this sense the term is often considered synonymous with "West Texas".

Trans-Pecos also includes portions of southeastern New Mexico, including the Guadalupe Mountains, that border both sides of the Pecos River. The sliver of New Mexico commonly included in the Trans-Pecos occurs along the Pecos River and east of the basin-and-range physiographic province that characterizes the southern portion of the American Southwest.

The Trans-Pecos region is divided into several large, but for the most part sparsely-populated counties. It is perhaps best known for its scenic desert vistas, such as Big Bend National Park and the Guadalupe Mountains. This area is part of the Chihuahuan Desert.

Reference:

*"Hammond's Complete World Atlas". New York: C.S. Hammond and Company, 1951.

ee also

* List of geographical regions in Texas


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