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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 12-33

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 12 days

Official Miles: 88 // Our Count: 87.7

Avg Miles per Day: 8 miles

Total Elevation: -369ft ↕ (16,967ft↑/17,336ft↓) // -112 meters ↕ (5,172m↑/5,284m↓)

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: Sioux - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.4 miles / 3.9 KM

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

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

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Rich Cabins - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 332ft ↕ (738ft↑/406ft↓) // 101 meters ↕ (225m↑/124m↓)

Program: Homesteading, Animal Care, Cabin Tour, Campfire

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.1 miles / 11.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,770 ft // 2,673 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,061ft ↕ (1,914ft↑/853ft↓) // 323 meters ↕ (583m↑/260m↓)

Program: Hike Wilson Mesa, Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Challenge Events

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Copper Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.9 miles / 17.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,539 ft // 3,212 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,762ft ↕ (2,740ft↑/978ft↓) // 537 meters ↕ (835m↑/298m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Assaying & Mining History, Gold Mining & Panning, Mine Tour, Trail Camp

Day 6: Trail Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Copper Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.0 miles / 12.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,539 ft // 3,212 meters

Hiking Elevation: 7ft ↕ (2,382ft↑/2,375ft↓) // 2 meters ↕ (726m↑/724m↓)

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Trail Camp

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 11.4 miles / 18.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,062ft ↕ (694ft↑/2,756ft↓) // -628 meters ↕ (212m↑/840m↓)

Program: Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 10.7 miles / 17.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,108ft ↕ (1,195ft↑/2,303ft↓) // -338 meters ↕ (364m↑/702m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

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

Day 9: 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, Trail Camp

Day 10: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncito - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.6 miles / 13.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,145 ft // 2,483 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,865ft ↕ (779ft↑/2,644ft↓) // -568 meters ↕ (237m↑/806m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Blacksmithing, Gold Panning, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 11: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ponderosa Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.6 miles / 7.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -97ft ↕ (793ft↑/890ft↓) // -30 meters ↕ (242m↑/271m↓)

Program: Visiting Forester, Western Lore & Branding, Horse Rides, Water

Day 12: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 9.1 miles / 14.6 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.