"where the broad valley ran under the Animas Peaks"
Animas Mountains (Hidalgo County, New Mexico)
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The Animas Peaks are the highest section of the Animas mountain range, located in southern Hidalgo County near the border with Mexico.

The Animas Mountains form the southernmost portion of the Continental Divide in the United States, with the northern terminus of the range lying just a few miles west of the town of Animas and the southern point northwest of Cloverdale.