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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-09

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 59 // Our Count: 56.1

Avg Miles per Day: 5.4 miles

Total Elevation: -12ft ↕ (12,085ft↑/12,097ft↓) // -4 meters ↕ (3,684m↑/3,687m↓)

Year: 2024


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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: Ute Park Trailhead

Sleep at: Cimarron River - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.0 miles / 3.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,341 ft // 2,238 meters

Hiking Elevation: 14ft ↕ (215ft↑/201ft↓) // 4 meters ↕ (66m↑/61m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Black Jacks - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.6 miles / 5.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,225 ft // 2,507 meters

Hiking Elevation: 877ft ↕ (1,206ft↑/329ft↓) // 267 meters ↕ (368m↑/100m↓)

Program: Trail Camp

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,488 ft // 2,587 meters

Hiking Elevation: 281ft ↕ (954ft↑/673ft↓) // 86 meters ↕ (291m↑/205m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,091ft ↕ (297ft↑/2,388ft↓) // -637 meters ↕ (91m↑/728m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Cowboy Action Shooting, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cantina Show

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.1 miles / 9.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,234 ft // 2,205 meters

Hiking Elevation: 89ft ↕ (1,009ft↑/920ft↓) // 27 meters ↕ (308m↑/280m↓)

Program: Horse Rides, Western Lore/Branding, Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 7: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Dan Beard - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,924 ft // 2,415 meters

Hiking Elevation: 684ft ↕ (992ft↑/308ft↓) // 208 meters ↕ (302m↑/94m↓)

Program: Challenge Events

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano Ruins - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.7 miles / 14 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,346 ft // 2,544 meters

Hiking Elevation: 480ft ↕ (2,105ft↑/1,625ft↓) // 146 meters ↕ (642m↑/495m↓)

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

Day 9: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Copper Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.6 miles / 10.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,539 ft // 3,212 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,177ft ↕ (2,453ft↑/276ft↓) // 664 meters ↕ (748m↑/84m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Gold Mining History, Trading Post, Commissary, Trail Camp

Day 10: Trail Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Copper Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.0 miles / 12.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,539 ft // 3,212 meters

Hiking Elevation: 7ft ↕ (2,382ft↑/2,375ft↓) // 2 meters ↕ (726m↑/724m↓)

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Trail Camp

Day 11: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Miranda - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,924 ft // 2,720 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,647ft ↕ (431ft↑/2,078ft↓) // -502 meters ↕ (131m↑/633m↓)

Program: Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Tomahawks, Muzzle Loading Rifles

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Maxwell Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 1.9 miles / 3.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -883ft ↕ (41ft↑/924ft↓) // -269 meters ↕ (12m↑/282m↓)

Program: Hike to Maxwell 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.