Trans Pecos

By: Aliyah Melendez


The Trans Pecos region is characterized by mountains, desert valleys, sand hills, rough plateaus, and desert brush land. Rain fall does not fall evenly in this part of Texas. Mountains that are surrounded by isolated lowlands and their ranges, are what makes this region of Texas unique. Three of the most popular known land forms in the Trans Pecos region are the Big Bend, the Rio Grande, and the Pecos River. For example, the Big Bend was created by erosion. Erosion is the process of eroding or being eroded by wind, water, or ice. Rock outposts in this region would be an example of weathering due to acid rain. Head over and come view our beautiful scenery of our land forms and geologic features.

Artistic Expression

The dry canyons, mountains, and desert basins of the Trans - Pecos region hold the most diverse expression of native art and ritual expression anywhere in the state. These artistic expressions are the Trans Pecos most personal pieces from our past. Throughout the early years, there was a movement of people and their culture across this region. In the past, the Rio Grande was not a barrier to this cultural diffusion. Researches have found a collection of evidence of widespread trade and interaction. These would also be examples of erosion. Come visit our most beautiful art pieces in the Trans Pecos region!

Citing My Sources

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  • "Big Bend National Park ." Big Bend National Park Sedimentary Processes n.pag. Web. 31 Oct 2013.