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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-31

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 84 // Our Count: 74.4

Avg Miles per Day: 7.6 miles

Total Elevation: 1,627ft ↕ (16,162ft↑/14,535ft↓) // 496 meters ↕ (4,926m↑/4,430m↓)

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: Heck Meadow Trailhead

Sleep at: Heck Meadow - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.4 miles / 10.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,149 ft // 2,179 meters

Hiking Elevation: 424ft ↕ (535ft↑/111ft↓) // 129 meters ↕ (163m↑/34m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.4 miles / 3.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

Hiking Elevation: 443ft ↕ (543ft↑/100ft↓) // 135 meters ↕ (166m↑/30m↓)

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 12.7 miles / 20.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

Hiking Elevation: 0ft ↕ (3,546ft↑/3,546ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (1,081m↑/1,081m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Lamberts Mine - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.5 miles / 12.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,962 ft // 2,732 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,485ft ↕ (2,110ft↑/625ft↓) // 453 meters ↕ (643m↑/191m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Gold Panning, Campfire, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Sawmill - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 200ft ↕ (1,423ft↑/1,223ft↓) // 61 meters ↕ (434m↑/373m↓)

Program: 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading, Prep for Ute Park Pass hike

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,856ft ↕ (430ft↑/2,286ft↓) // -566 meters ↕ (131m↑/697m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: Wildlife Conservation, Laser Shot Shooting Range, 3D Archery

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.8 miles / 14.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,488 ft // 2,587 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,107ft ↕ (2,322ft↑/1,215ft↓) // 337 meters ↕ (708m↑/370m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Trail Camp

Day 9: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 961ft ↕ (1,430ft↑/469ft↓) // 293 meters ↕ (436m↑/143m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 10: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.5 miles / 16.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 16ft ↕ (3,611ft↑/3,595ft↓) // 5 meters ↕ (1,101m↑/1,096m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Gold Mining & Panning, Trail Camp

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Maxwell - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.4 miles / 5.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,514 ft // 2,595 meters

Hiking Elevation: -932ft ↕ (212ft↑/1,144ft↓) // -284 meters ↕ (65m↑/349m↓)

Program: Muzzle Loading Rifles, Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Trail Camp

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Maxwell Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.7 miles / 1.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -221ft ↕ (0ft↑/221ft↓) // -67 meters ↕ (0m↑/67m↓)

Program: Hike to 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.