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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-12

Difficulty: Rugged

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 60 // Our Count: 65

Avg Miles per Day: 5.5 miles

Total Elevation: -169ft ↕ (14,412ft↑/14,581ft↓) // -52 meters ↕ (4,393m↑/4,444m↓)

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: Line Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.8 miles / 6.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,747 ft // 2,361 meters

Hiking Elevation: 823ft ↕ (971ft↑/148ft↓) // 251 meters ↕ (296m↑/45m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Lower Bonito - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,973 ft // 2,735 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,253ft ↕ (2,206ft↑/953ft↓) // 382 meters ↕ (672m↑/290m↓)

Program: New Mexican Homestead, Cantina

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Fish Camp - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.5 miles / 4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,575 ft // 2,614 meters

Hiking Elevation: -431ft ↕ (621ft↑/1,052ft↓) // -131 meters ↕ (189m↑/321m↓)

Program: Rayado Lodge History, Fly Tying, Fly Fishing

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Apache Springs - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.4 miles / 5.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 846ft ↕ (1,018ft↑/172ft↓) // 258 meters ↕ (310m↑/52m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

Program: Jicarilla Apache Life, 3D Archery

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Comanche Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.5 miles / 12.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 242ft ↕ (1,329ft↑/1,087ft↓) // 74 meters ↕ (405m↑/331m↓)

Program: Homesteading, Cabin Tour

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Red Hills - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.3 miles / 16.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,310 ft // 3,142 meters

Hiking Elevation: 665ft ↕ (2,466ft↑/1,801ft↓) // 203 meters ↕ (752m↑/549m↓)

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

Day 8: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.9 miles / 11.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -954ft ↕ (1,217ft↑/2,171ft↓) // -291 meters ↕ (371m↑/662m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Campfire

Day 9: Staffed Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 0.1 miles / 0.2 KM

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

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

Program: Conservation Project, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.2 miles / 14.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,316ft ↕ (1,802ft↑/3,118ft↓) // -401 meters ↕ (549m↑/950m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Hike Trail Peak, Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Tooth Ridge - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,317 ft // 2,535 meters

Hiking Elevation: 306ft ↕ (1,924ft↑/1,618ft↓) // 93 meters ↕ (586m↑/493m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Water, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 6.8 miles / 10.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,603ft ↕ (858ft↑/2,461ft↓) // -489 meters ↕ (262m↑/750m↓)

Program: 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.