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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-25

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 75 // Our Count: 77.8

Avg Miles per Day: 6.8 miles

Total Elevation: -1,993ft ↕ (11,011ft↑/13,004ft↓) // -607 meters ↕ (3,356m↑/3,964m↓)

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: Ute Park Trailhead

Sleep at: New Dean - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.0 miles / 8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,769 ft // 2,368 meters

Hiking Elevation: 491ft ↕ (1,363ft↑/872ft↓) // 150 meters ↕ (415m↑/266m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,072 ft // 2,460 meters

Hiking Elevation: 264ft ↕ (1,153ft↑/889ft↓) // 80 meters ↕ (351m↑/271m↓)

Program: Continental Tie & Lumber Co, Spar Pole Climbing

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Rich Cabins - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,744 ft // 2,360 meters

Hiking Elevation: -365ft ↕ (783ft↑/1,148ft↓) // -111 meters ↕ (239m↑/350m↓)

Commisary: Rich Cabins

Program: Hike Wilson Mesa, Homesteading, Animal Care, Campfire

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Middle Ponil Low Impact Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.5 miles / 13.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,099 ft // 2,773 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,394ft ↕ (1,511ft↑/117ft↓) // 425 meters ↕ (461m↑/36m↓)

Program: Low Impact Camping, Leave No Trace Trail Camp

Day 6: Trail Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Middle Ponil Low Impact Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.7 miles / 17.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,099 ft // 2,773 meters

Hiking Elevation: -51ft ↕ (3,623ft↑/3,674ft↓) // -16 meters ↕ (1,104m↑/1,120m↓)

Program: Climb Little Costilla, Mountain Biking, Leave No Trace Trail Camp

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ring Place - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,127 ft // 2,477 meters

Hiking Elevation: -983ft ↕ (504ft↑/1,487ft↓) // -300 meters ↕ (154m↑/453m↓)

Commisary: Ring Place

Program: Mountain Biking, Astronomy, Leave No Trace Trail Camp

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Beatty Lakes Low Impact Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.9 miles / 12.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,243 ft // 2,512 meters

Hiking Elevation: 121ft ↕ (501ft↑/380ft↓) // 37 meters ↕ (153m↑/116m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Water, Leave No Trace Trail Camp

Day 9: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Rabbit Ear - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,185 ft // 2,495 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,289ft ↕ (77ft↑/1,366ft↓) // -393 meters ↕ (23m↑/416m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Water, Trail Camp

Day 10: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.3 miles / 6.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,234 ft // 2,205 meters

Hiking Elevation: -942ft ↕ (65ft↑/1,007ft↓) // -287 meters ↕ (20m↑/307m↓)

Program: Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 11: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Chase Cow - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.8 miles / 15.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -156ft ↕ (1,120ft↑/1,276ft↓) // -48 meters ↕ (341m↑/389m↓)

Program: Petroglyph Tour, 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.