APACHE CANYON. Apache Canyon begins seven miles west of Apache Peak in east central Hudspeth County (at 31°28' N, 105°02' W) and extends northeast for eight miles to its terminus, one mile north of Apache Peak on the Culberson-Hudspeth county line (at 31°30' N, 104°55' W). Through the canyon flows an intermittent stream, Apache Spring Creek. The surrounding steep slopes with local deep and dense dissection are surfaced by shallow, stony soil that supports Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, oak, juniper, mesquite, scrub brush, and grasses. The canyon was named for the Mescalero Apaches, who dominated the area until the late nineteenth century.