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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-22

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 68 // Our Count: 108.8

Avg Miles per Day: 6.2 miles

Total Elevation: 2,178ft ↕ (14,741ft↑/12,563ft↓) // 664 meters ↕ (4,493m↑/3,829m↓)

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: Magpie Trailhead

Sleep at: Magpie - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.6 miles / 5.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,450 ft // 2,271 meters

Hiking Elevation: 637ft ↕ (666ft↑/29ft↓) // 194 meters ↕ (203m↑/9m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Abreu - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -209ft ↕ (1,374ft↑/1,583ft↓) // -64 meters ↕ (419m↑/482m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, New Mexican Homestead, Cantina, Mexican Dinner

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Fish Camp - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.7 miles / 12.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,355ft ↕ (3,561ft↑/2,206ft↓) // 413 meters ↕ (1,085m↑/672m↓)

Program: Fly Tying, Fishing, Rayado Lodge Tour

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Bear Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.2 miles / 8.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,235 ft // 2,815 meters

Hiking Elevation: 732ft ↕ (1,194ft↑/462ft↓) // 223 meters ↕ (364m↑/141m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

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

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Wild Horse - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.6 miles / 10.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,458 ft // 3,188 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,128ft ↕ (1,846ft↑/718ft↓) // 344 meters ↕ (563m↑/219m↓)

Program: Homesteading, Trail Camp

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Comanche Peak - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.8 miles / 14.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 655ft ↕ (1,935ft↑/1,280ft↓) // 200 meters ↕ (590m↑/390m↓)

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

Day 8: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Sawmill - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.2 miles / 10 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,219 ft // 2,810 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,881ft ↕ (274ft↑/2,155ft↓) // -573 meters ↕ (84m↑/657m↓)

Commisary: Sawmill

Program: 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading

Day 9: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Cyphers Mine - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 141ft ↕ (1,077ft↑/936ft↓) // 43 meters ↕ (328m↑/285m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Gold Mining & Panning, Blacksmithing, Mine Tour

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncito - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 247ft ↕ (408ft↑/161ft↓) // 75 meters ↕ (124m↑/49m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Rock Climbing or Climbing Gym, Traverse Wall

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ponderosa Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 44.0 miles / 70.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,042 ft // 2,451 meters

Hiking Elevation: -97ft ↕ (793ft↑/890ft↓) // -30 meters ↕ (242m↑/271m↓)

Program: Visiting Forester, Western Lore/Branding, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 11.0 miles / 17.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -530ft ↕ (1,613ft↑/2,143ft↓) // -162 meters ↕ (492m↑/653m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time, Hike into Base Camp via Tooth Ridge Trail, 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.