I second the Gila NF area. That are has some rugged, spectacular scenery, low relative visitation, and really low outside of hunting season, there is water, good monsoon shows, its lower so you won't need lots of cold weather clothes in summer, and then there are the Mexican Gray Wolves. Also, because it was inaccessible and it was made a wilderness early on, the ponderosa pine forests on the higher elevation sections are considered virgin, and while grazing did occur there hasn't really been any for decades. Plus, they have had a liberal fire policy that included a lot of wild land use fires so the herbaceous conditions are pretty close to what may have existed when whites came into the area. I guess what I am saying is, it is probably the nicest non-alpine and high mountain area in the state.