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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-32

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 87 // Our Count: 83.8

Avg Miles per Day: 7.9 miles

Total Elevation: 855ft ↕ (18,196ft↑/17,341ft↓) // 261 meters ↕ (5,546m↑/5,286m↓)

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: Six Mile Trailhead

Sleep at: McBride Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.6 miles / 4.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,101 ft // 2,164 meters

Hiking Elevation: 274ft ↕ (575ft↑/301ft↓) // 84 meters ↕ (175m↑/92m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.0 miles / 14.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 131ft ↕ (1,521ft↑/1,390ft↓) // 40 meters ↕ (464m↑/424m↓)

Program: Climb Hart Peak, Petroglyph Tour, Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 4: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Sioux - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.8 miles / 10.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 139ft ↕ (1,184ft↑/1,045ft↓) // 42 meters ↕ (361m↑/319m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Conservation Project, Western Lore & Branding, Cantina Show, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 804ft ↕ (1,849ft↑/1,045ft↓) // 245 meters ↕ (564m↑/319m↓)

Program: Pick up Burros, Spar Pole Climbing, Tie Making, Campfire

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Maxwell - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.6 miles / 10.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 445ft ↕ (1,669ft↑/1,224ft↓) // 136 meters ↕ (509m↑/373m↓)

Program: Drop off Burros, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Fur Trapper Rendezvous

Day 7: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Maxwell - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 12.2 miles / 19.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 8ft ↕ (4,107ft↑/4,099ft↓) // 2 meters ↕ (1,252m↑/1,249m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Assaying & Mining History, Trail Camp

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Black Jacks - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 11.1 miles / 17.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,225 ft // 2,507 meters

Hiking Elevation: -317ft ↕ (1,653ft↑/1,970ft↓) // -97 meters ↕ (504m↑/600m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 9: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Harlan - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,554 ft // 2,302 meters

Hiking Elevation: 224ft ↕ (1,373ft↑/1,149ft↓) // 68 meters ↕ (418m↑/350m↓)

Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Hunting Lodge - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,811 ft // 2,381 meters

Hiking Elevation: 224ft ↕ (1,373ft↑/1,149ft↓) // 68 meters ↕ (418m↑/350m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Trail Camp

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ponderosa Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.2 miles / 5.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 272ft ↕ (781ft↑/509ft↓) // 83 meters ↕ (238m↑/155m↓)

Program: Visiting Forester, 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: -1,349ft ↕ (2,111ft↑/3,460ft↓) // -411 meters ↕ (643m↑/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.