Paint Rock Population- 231  Altitude. 1,639 


Founded in 1879, Paint Rock is the present seat of Concho County.   Named for the extensive Indian pictographs painted on limestone cliffs bordering the Concho River.  It is a center for ranching and agriculture.

Paint Rock Excursions-

Paint RockGuided tours are available to a site where the earliest paintings date from prehistoric times;  succeeding pictographs continued until the last quarter of the 19th century when Comanche Indians still hunted in the area.  Weekend tours include a boat ride down the Concho river where visitors often see deer, wild turkey and other native wildlife along with approximately 1500 markings.  Weekday tours travel to the site in cars.  Open Jun - Aug, Mon - Sat 9am - noon, Sun noon - 5pm.  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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