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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-20

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 66 // Our Count: 62.8

Avg Miles per Day: 6 miles

Total Elevation: -493ft ↕ (14,713ft↑/15,206ft↓) // -150 meters ↕ (4,485m↑/4,635m↓)

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: Lovers Leap Trailhead

Sleep at: Herradura - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.2 miles / 3.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,556 ft // 2,303 meters

Hiking Elevation: 674ft ↕ (1,119ft↑/445ft↓) // 205 meters ↕ (341m↑/136m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.1 miles / 5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 452ft ↕ (696ft↑/244ft↓) // 138 meters ↕ (212m↑/74m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

Hiking Elevation: -474ft ↕ (1,337ft↑/1,811ft↓) // -144 meters ↕ (408m↑/552m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Western Lore/Branding, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Deer Lake - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.9 miles / 11.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,281 ft // 2,524 meters

Hiking Elevation: 747ft ↕ (1,739ft↑/992ft↓) // 228 meters ↕ (530m↑/302m↓)

Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -894ft ↕ (495ft↑/1,389ft↓) // -272 meters ↕ (151m↑/423m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ringtail - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 12.1 miles / 19.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,258ft ↕ (2,910ft↑/1,652ft↓) // 383 meters ↕ (887m↑/504m↓)

Program: Challenge Events

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Placer - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.6 miles / 5.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,516 ft // 2,900 meters

Hiking Elevation: 892ft ↕ (1,179ft↑/287ft↓) // 272 meters ↕ (359m↑/87m↓)

Program: Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Tomahawks

Day 9: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Placer - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.2 miles / 13.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,516 ft // 2,900 meters

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

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Assaying & Mining History

Day 10: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano Ruins - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,258ft ↕ (62ft↑/1,320ft↓) // -383 meters ↕ (19m↑/402m↓)

Program: Blacksmithing, Gold Panning, Mine Tour, Trail Camp

Day 11: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.6 miles / 10.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,385ft ↕ (1,225ft↑/3,610ft↓) // -727 meters ↕ (373m↑/1,100m↓)

Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Western Lore/Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cantina Show

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 1.0 miles / 1.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 562ft ↕ (779ft↑/217ft↓) // 171 meters ↕ (237m↑/66m↓)

Program: Horse Rides, Hike to Ponil 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.