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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-10

Difficulty: Rugged

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 60 // Our Count: 59.7

Avg Miles per Day: 5.5 miles

Total Elevation: -354ft ↕ (11,642ft↑/11,996ft↓) // -108 meters ↕ (3,548m↑/3,656m↓)

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: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Flume Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,761 ft // 2,366 meters

Hiking Elevation: 718ft ↕ (1,473ft↑/755ft↓) // 219 meters ↕ (449m↑/230m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano Ruins - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.9 miles / 4.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 620ft ↕ (799ft↑/179ft↓) // 189 meters ↕ (244m↑/55m↓)

Program: Spar Pole Climbing, Tie Making, Campfire, Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.1 miles / 6.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,855 ft // 3,004 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,447ft ↕ (1,579ft↑/132ft↓) // 441 meters ↕ (481m↑/40m↓)

Program: Gold Mining History

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 10.2 miles / 16.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,855 ft // 3,004 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2ft ↕ (3,225ft↑/3,223ft↓) // 1 meters ↕ (983m↑/982m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Gold Panning, Mine Tour, Blacksmithing

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ringtail - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.0 miles / 8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,670 ft // 2,643 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,078ft ↕ (508ft↑/1,586ft↓) // -329 meters ↕ (155m↑/483m↓)

Program: Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Tomahawks, Water, Trail Camp

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.1 miles / 9.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -138ft ↕ (643ft↑/781ft↓) // -42 meters ↕ (196m↑/238m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.1 miles / 11.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,341ft ↕ (1,047ft↑/2,388ft↓) // -409 meters ↕ (319m↑/728m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Conservation Project, Western Lore/Branding, Cowboy Action Shooting, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 9: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Indian Writings - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -167ft ↕ (979ft↑/1,146ft↓) // -51 meters ↕ (298m↑/349m↓)

Program: Climb Hart Peak, Archaeology, Atlatl Darts, Petroglyph Tour

Day 10: Trail Camp

Sleep at: House Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 188ft ↕ (520ft↑/332ft↓) // 57 meters ↕ (158m↑/101m↓)

Program: T-Rex Track, Trail Camp

Day 11: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Chase Cow - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.1 miles / 6.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,033 ft // 2,144 meters

Hiking Elevation: -128ft ↕ (558ft↑/686ft↓) // -39 meters ↕ (170m↑/209m↓)

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Bouldering

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Chase Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 6.1 miles / 9.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -477ft ↕ (311ft↑/788ft↓) // -145 meters ↕ (95m↑/240m↓)

Program: Hike to Chase Ranch Trailhead, Main House Tour, 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.