"Today, the Apache Kid Wilderness vies for being New Mexico’s least known, least visited wilderness, and for the same reasons the Apache Kid chose it for a refuge. It’s far from population centers, and road access is difficult. The dirt roads are usually long, dusty, and rough. The terrain is forbidding, the trails typically steep, rocky, and scorching hot in the summer.
Finally, the wilderness has no obvious attractions, no ghost towns to visit, no major summits to bag, no extraordinary natural or geologic features, no outstanding historical significance (the Apache Kid will never upstage Billy the Kid as New Mexico’s premier outlaw)—nothing, except some of the state’s wildest wilderness. Difficult access is the main impediment to hiking in the Apache Kid Wilderness, which has an extensive system of marked backcountry trails."