Population 224

Altitude 1,639


Founded in 1879, present seat of Concho County. Named for extensive group of Indian pictographs painted on limestone cliffs bordering Concho River. Center for ranching and agriculture. Paint Rock Excursions-Guided tours to site where earliest paintings date from prehistoric times; succeeding pictographs continued until last quarter of 19th Century when Comanche Indians still hunted in area. Weekend tours include boat ride down Concho River where visitors often see deer, wild turkey and other native wildlife along with approximately 1,500 markings; weekday tours travel to site in cars. Open Jun.- Aug. Mon.-Sat. 9a.m.-noon; Sun. noon - 5 p.m. Other tours by appointment. Call 915/732-4376 or 915/732-4418. Office on west side of U.S. 83 in town.

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