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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-05

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 56 // Our Count: 55.9

Avg Miles per Day: 5.1 miles

Total Elevation: 750ft ↕ (11,078ft↑/10,328ft↓) // 229 meters ↕ (3,377m↑/3,148m↓)

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: Six Mile Trailhead

Sleep at: House Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.7 miles / 4.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,186 ft // 2,190 meters

Hiking Elevation: 483ft ↕ (612ft↑/129ft↓) // 147 meters ↕ (187m↑/39m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, T-Rex Track, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Indian Writings - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.1 miles / 5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,600 ft // 2,012 meters

Hiking Elevation: -216ft ↕ (337ft↑/553ft↓) // -66 meters ↕ (103m↑/169m↓)

Program: Archaeology, Atlatl Darts, Petroglyph Tour

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Horse Canyon Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.1 miles / 11.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,149 ft // 2,484 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,169ft ↕ (1,445ft↑/276ft↓) // 356 meters ↕ (440m↑/84m↓)

Program: Railroading, Blacksmithing, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.2 miles / 6.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,150 ft // 2,179 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,004ft ↕ (206ft↑/1,210ft↓) // -306 meters ↕ (63m↑/369m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Cantina, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cantina Show

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,072 ft // 2,460 meters

Hiking Elevation: 941ft ↕ (1,050ft↑/109ft↓) // 287 meters ↕ (320m↑/33m↓)

Program: Pick up Burros, Tie Making, Spar Pole Climbing, Campfire

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Black Horse Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,681 ft // 2,951 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,640ft ↕ (2,413ft↑/773ft↓) // 500 meters ↕ (735m↑/236m↓)

Program: Drop off Burros, Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Tomahawks, Trail Camp

Day 8: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Black Horse Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.4 miles / 15.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,681 ft // 2,951 meters

Hiking Elevation: -67ft ↕ (3,172ft↑/3,239ft↓) // -20 meters ↕ (967m↑/987m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Gold Panning, Mine Tour, Trail Camp

Day 9: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,770 ft // 2,673 meters

Hiking Elevation: -945ft ↕ (740ft↑/1,685ft↓) // -288 meters ↕ (226m↑/514m↓)

Program: Challenge Events

Day 10: Trail Camp

Sleep at: New Dean - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.7 miles / 9.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,769 ft // 2,368 meters

Hiking Elevation: -968ft ↕ (199ft↑/1,167ft↓) // -295 meters ↕ (61m↑/356m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Trail Camp

Day 11: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.3 miles / 8.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,381 ft // 2,250 meters

Hiking Elevation: -234ft ↕ (904ft↑/1,138ft↓) // -71 meters ↕ (276m↑/347m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range, Wildlife Conservation

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ute Park Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.4 miles / 0.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -49ft ↕ (0ft↑/49ft↓) // -15 meters ↕ (0m↑/15m↓)

Program: Hike to Ute Park Trailhead, 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.