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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-27

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 76 // Our Count: 75.7

Avg Miles per Day: 6.9 miles

Total Elevation: 455ft ↕ (11,345ft↑/10,890ft↓) // 139 meters ↕ (3,458m↑/3,319m↓)

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: Chase Trailhead

Sleep at: Hells Fire Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.0 miles / 6.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,847 ft // 2,087 meters

Hiking Elevation: 240ft ↕ (486ft↑/246ft↓) // 73 meters ↕ (148m↑/75m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Main House Tour, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Chase Cow - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.1 miles / 3.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 236ft ↕ (314ft↑/78ft↓) // 72 meters ↕ (96m↑/24m↓)

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Bouldering

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Coyote Howl - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.9 miles / 7.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,570 ft // 2,307 meters

Hiking Elevation: 458ft ↕ (830ft↑/372ft↓) // 140 meters ↕ (253m↑/113m↓)

Program: Water, Trail Camp

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Rabbit Ear - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.9 miles / 14.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 581ft ↕ (1,389ft↑/808ft↓) // 177 meters ↕ (423m↑/246m↓)

Program: Petroglyph Tour, Atlatl Darts, Railroading, Water, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ring Place - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 11.0 miles / 17.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 28ft ↕ (862ft↑/834ft↓) // 9 meters ↕ (263m↑/254m↓)

Commisary: Ring Place

Program: Challenge Events, Conservation Project

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Greenwood Canyon Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.7 miles / 15.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,400 ft // 2,560 meters

Hiking Elevation: 299ft ↕ (1,162ft↑/863ft↓) // 91 meters ↕ (354m↑/263m↓)

Program: Mountain Biking, Low Impact Camping, Leave No Trace Trail Camp, Trail Camp

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Azurite - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 14.0 miles / 22.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,755 ft // 3,278 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,118ft ↕ (4,455ft↑/2,337ft↓) // 646 meters ↕ (1,358m↑/712m↓)

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Water, Trail Camp

Day 9: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miranda - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.4 miles / 10.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,924 ft // 2,720 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,642ft ↕ (335ft↑/1,977ft↓) // -500 meters ↕ (102m↑/603m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Gold Mining History, Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Tomahawks

Day 10: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -853ft ↕ (886ft↑/1,739ft↓) // -260 meters ↕ (270m↑/530m↓)

Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Spar Pole Climbing, Campfire

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Sioux - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.7 miles / 10.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,430 ft // 2,265 meters

Hiking Elevation: -699ft ↕ (406ft↑/1,105ft↓) // -213 meters ↕ (124m↑/337m↓)

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cantina Show, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 2.0 miles / 3.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -311ft ↕ (220ft↑/531ft↓) // -95 meters ↕ (67m↑/162m↓)

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.