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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-07

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 58 // Our Count: 58

Avg Miles per Day: 5.3 miles

Total Elevation: -115ft ↕ (12,684ft↑/12,799ft↓) // -35 meters ↕ (3,866m↑/3,901m↓)

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: Zastrow Trailhead

Sleep at: Rimrock Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.2 miles / 3.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,345 ft // 2,239 meters

Hiking Elevation: 426ft ↕ (481ft↑/55ft↓) // 130 meters ↕ (147m↑/17m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Crags - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.8 miles / 9.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,048 ft // 2,453 meters

Hiking Elevation: 701ft ↕ (2,146ft↑/1,445ft↓) // 214 meters ↕ (654m↑/440m↓)

Program: Cantina, New Mexican Homestead, Cabin Tour, Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Apache Springs - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,403 ft // 2,866 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,373ft ↕ (2,962ft↑/1,589ft↓) // 418 meters ↕ (903m↑/484m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

Program: Rayado Lodge History, Jicarilla Apache Life

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Wild Horse - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.8 miles / 10.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,458 ft // 3,188 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,029ft ↕ (1,855ft↑/826ft↓) // 314 meters ↕ (565m↑/252m↓)

Program: 3D Archery, Trail Camp

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Comanche Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -769ft ↕ (560ft↑/1,329ft↓) // -234 meters ↕ (171m↑/405m↓)

Program: Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Tomahawks, Trail Camp

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.2 miles / 8.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -307ft ↕ (692ft↑/999ft↓) // -94 meters ↕ (211m↑/304m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Campfire

Day 8: 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: Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 9: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Bear Caves - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.0 miles / 12.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,421 ft // 2,567 meters

Hiking Elevation: -912ft ↕ (1,057ft↑/1,969ft↓) // -278 meters ↕ (322m↑/600m↓)

Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Campfire, Trail Camp

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.5 miles / 5.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -375ft ↕ (403ft↑/778ft↓) // -114 meters ↕ (123m↑/237m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Shaefers Pass - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.5 miles / 5.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 737ft ↕ (1,085ft↑/348ft↓) // 225 meters ↕ (331m↑/106m↓)

Program: Climbing Wall, Conservation Project, 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.