The United States Congress designated the Apache Creek Wilderness (map
) in 1984 and it now has a total of 5,633 acres
All of this wilderness is located in Arizona
and is managed by the Forest Service.
Remote, and relatively rugged, Apache Creek Wilderness offers rolling hills of juniper and pinion pine interspersed with outcroppings of granite boulders and ponderosa pine. Time. wind, and water have smoothed the rock, providing excellent habitat for mountain lions and numerous bird species. Three natural springs feed several important riparian ecosystems, including Apache Creek itself. Elevations range from 5,280 feet to 6,970 feet. There is approximately 5 miles of trail in this wilderness.