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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-04

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 55 // Our Count: 59.4

Avg Miles per Day: 5 miles

Total Elevation: -405ft ↕ (12,667ft↑/13,072ft↓) // -123 meters ↕ (3,861m↑/3,984m↓)

Year: 2024

Day 1: Base Camp

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,700 ft // 2,042 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Program: Opening Campfire

Day 2: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Trailhead: Lovers Leap Trailhead

Sleep at: Lovers Leap - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 1.6 miles / 2.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,383 ft // 2,250 meters

Hiking Elevation: 364ft ↕ (935ft↑/571ft↓) // 111 meters ↕ (285m↑/174m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.1 miles / 3.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,002 ft // 2,439 meters

Hiking Elevation: 515ft ↕ (768ft↑/253ft↓) // 157 meters ↕ (234m↑/77m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.5 miles / 13.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,349 ft // 2,850 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,347ft ↕ (2,385ft↑/1,038ft↓) // 411 meters ↕ (727m↑/316m↓)

Program: Blacksmithing, Muzzle Loading Rifles

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,349 ft // 2,850 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 6: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Comanche Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.4 miles / 10.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,648 ft // 2,941 meters

Hiking Elevation: 340ft ↕ (1,253ft↑/913ft↓) // 104 meters ↕ (382m↑/278m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Homesteading, Cabin Tour, Trail Camp

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Comanche Peak - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.0 miles / 14.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 11,127 ft // 3,392 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,412ft ↕ (2,432ft↑/1,020ft↓) // 430 meters ↕ (741m↑/311m↓)

Program: Tomahawks, Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Climb Mt. Phillips via the new Order of the Arrow trail, Water, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Sawmill - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.2 miles / 10 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,219 ft // 2,810 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,881ft ↕ (327ft↑/2,208ft↓) // -573 meters ↕ (100m↑/673m↓)

Commisary: Sawmill

Program: Conservation Project, 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading

Day 9: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Cyphers Mine - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,316 ft // 2,840 meters

Hiking Elevation: 141ft ↕ (1,077ft↑/936ft↓) // 43 meters ↕ (328m↑/285m↓)

Program: Gold Panning, Mine Tour, Campfire

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncito - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.8 miles / 7.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,145 ft // 2,483 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,203ft ↕ (408ft↑/1,611ft↓) // -367 meters ↕ (124m↑/491m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Blacksmithing, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Shaefers Pass - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,791 ft // 2,679 meters

Hiking Elevation: 578ft ↕ (1,639ft↑/1,061ft↓) // 176 meters ↕ (500m↑/323m↓)

Program: Visiting Forester, Demonstration Forest, Water, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 9.8 miles / 15.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,700 ft // 2,042 meters

Hiking Elevation: -2,018ft ↕ (1,443ft↑/3,461ft↓) // -615 meters ↕ (440m↑/1,055m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time, Hike in via Tooth Ridge, Closing Campfire

¹ This is the official distance published by Philmont. This is the shortest possible amount you could hike that day. Depending on your crew's navigational abilities, you could hike a LOT more than this.