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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-21

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 68 // Our Count: 67.6

Avg Miles per Day: 6.2 miles

Total Elevation: -294ft ↕ (13,781ft↑/14,075ft↓) // -90 meters ↕ (4,200m↑/4,290m↓)

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

Trailhead: Webster Trailhead

Sleep at: Arrowhead - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.2 miles / 3.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,490 ft // 2,283 meters

Hiking Elevation: 427ft ↕ (462ft↑/35ft↓) // 130 meters ↕ (141m↑/11m↓)

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Cimarroncito - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.5 miles / 8.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,145 ft // 2,483 meters

Hiking Elevation: 664ft ↕ (1,135ft↑/471ft↓) // 202 meters ↕ (346m↑/144m↓)

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Visiting Forester, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cyphers Mine - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.8 miles / 7.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,316 ft // 2,840 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,204ft ↕ (1,618ft↑/414ft↓) // 367 meters ↕ (493m↑/126m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Mine Tour, Campfire

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Comanche Peak - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.5 miles / 7.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 11,127 ft // 3,392 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,745ft ↕ (1,887ft↑/142ft↓) // 532 meters ↕ (575m↑/43m↓)

Program: Blacksmithing, Gold Panning, Water, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Crooked Creek - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 11.0 miles / 17.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,347 ft // 2,849 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,736ft ↕ (1,332ft↑/3,068ft↓) // -529 meters ↕ (406m↑/935m↓)

Program: Climb Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips, Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Tomahawks

Day 7: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Lost Cabin - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,221 ft // 2,811 meters

Hiking Elevation: -98ft ↕ (887ft↑/985ft↓) // -30 meters ↕ (270m↑/300m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

Program: Homesteading, Jicarilla Apache Life, 3D Archery, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Abreu - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.5 miles / 15.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,219 ft // 2,200 meters

Hiking Elevation: -2,048ft ↕ (1,377ft↑/3,425ft↓) // -624 meters ↕ (420m↑/1,044m↓)

Program: Rayado Lodge History, Fly Fishing, New Mexican Homestead, Cantina, Cabin Tour, Mexican Dinner

Day 9: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Bear Caves - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.0 miles / 11.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,220ft ↕ (1,898ft↑/678ft↓) // 372 meters ↕ (579m↑/207m↓)

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

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.0 miles / 4.8 KM

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

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

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Climbing Wall, Rock Climbing or Climbing Gym, Crate Stacking

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: Conservation Project, 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.