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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-29

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 83 // Our Count: 83.2

Avg Miles per Day: 7.5 miles

Total Elevation: -21ft ↕ (16,745ft↑/16,766ft↓) // -6 meters ↕ (5,104m↑/5,110m↓)

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: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Bluestem - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.7 miles / 6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,934 ft // 2,418 meters

Hiking Elevation: 855ft ↕ (1,162ft↑/307ft↓) // 261 meters ↕ (354m↑/94m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Cantina, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano Ruins - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.0 miles / 14.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 472ft ↕ (1,715ft↑/1,243ft↓) // 144 meters ↕ (523m↑/379m↓)

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

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.3 miles / 8.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,855 ft // 3,004 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,442ft ↕ (1,665ft↑/223ft↓) // 440 meters ↕ (507m↑/68m↓)

Program: Gold Mining & Panning, Mine Tour, Gold Mining History

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,855 ft // 3,004 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (2,599ft↑/2,599ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (792m↑/792m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Mistletoe - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 11.5 miles / 18.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,361 ft // 2,548 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,426ft ↕ (1,061ft↑/2,487ft↓) // -435 meters ↕ (323m↑/758m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Water, Trail Camp

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.5 miles / 8.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -975ft ↕ (537ft↑/1,512ft↓) // -297 meters ↕ (164m↑/461m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: Hunter Safety, Laser Shot Shooting Range, 3D Archery, Prep for Ute Park Pass hike

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Whistle Punk Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.5 miles / 15.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,051 ft // 3,064 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,639ft ↕ (3,090ft↑/451ft↓) // 804 meters ↕ (942m↑/137m↓)

Program: 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading, Water, Trail Camp

Day 9: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Red Hills - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.1 miles / 14.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,310 ft // 3,142 meters

Hiking Elevation: 269ft ↕ (1,352ft↑/1,083ft↓) // 82 meters ↕ (412m↑/330m↓)

Program: Climb Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips, Water, Trail Camp

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.9 miles / 11.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,349 ft // 2,850 meters

Hiking Elevation: -973ft ↕ (1,209ft↑/2,182ft↓) // -297 meters ↕ (369m↑/665m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Shaefers Pass - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.1 miles / 14.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,791 ft // 2,679 meters

Hiking Elevation: -296ft ↕ (922ft↑/1,218ft↓) // -90 meters ↕ (281m↑/371m↓)

Program: Blacksmithing, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Hike North Fork Urraca, Water, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 7.7 miles / 12.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,028ft ↕ (1,433ft↑/3,461ft↓) // -618 meters ↕ (437m↑/1,055m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, 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.