Welcome to BGH,
As you can see there are a lot of folks around here looking for New Mexico advice. Stick around, maybe someone will pop up for you. All I can offer is how I would hunt the area, but never have.
Looking at the unit, the first thing I noticed is the number of roads. It's kind of difficult to find a spot that won't have much traffic. It seems to me that the Canjilon Mountain area might be your best bet for a combination of water, cover, food and roadless space. It's fairly high elevation, but as gentle as ground will likely get in elk country (elk don't like to work hard either). So that's where I'd start.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...