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Christmas Mountains

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Christmas Mountains
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The Christmas Mountains are a small range of mountains next to Big Bend National Park in Brewster County, Texas, United States. The highest peak is 5,728 feet (1,746 m) above sea level. The 9,270 acre tract is owned by the Texas State University System and is open to the public and to academic researchers.

Learn more about the Christmas Mountains.

Christmas Mountains Research Request Form
Christmas Mountains One Day Permit Application

Day pass forms available at Terlingua Ranch Lodge.


For information about visiting the Christmas Mountains, contact John Hayek at

For information about the use of the Christmas Mountains logo and branding, contact Derrick Alexander at

Christmas Mountains

9,269 acres in Brewster County
Established: June 6, 1944
Given to TSUS: September 15, 2011