"the shadows of clouds moving up the broad Animas Valley"
Mouth of Cabin Canyon in the Animas Valley
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The Animas Valley begins in western Hidalgo County and extends for approximately 85 miles southwards into the northwest of the Chihuahuan Desert in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. This long narrow valley is bordered by the Peloncillo Mountains to the west and to the east by a series of mountain ranges which make up the Continental Divide of the Americas.