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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 1A-N

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 8 days

Official Miles: 38 // Our Count: 38.2

Avg Miles per Day: 5.4 miles

Total Elevation: 0ft ↕ (0ft↑/0ft↓) // 0 meters ↕ (0m↑/0m↓)

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

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Program: Opening Campfire

Day 2: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Trailhead: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 0.0 miles / 0 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,150 ft // 2,179 meters

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Commisary: Ponil

Program: Wrangler Training, Circle Ride

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Dan Beard - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.1 miles / 9.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,924 ft // 2,415 meters

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Program: Challenge Events, Leave No Trace Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.7 miles / 12.4 KM

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

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

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.6 miles / 10.6 KM

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

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Program: Historic Baldy Town, Gold Mining History, Trading Post

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Baldy Town - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.2 miles / 6.8 KM

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

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Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Gold Mining & Panning, Blacksmithing

Day 7: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

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

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Program: Conservation Project (Riding Corridor Brush Work), Challenge Events

Day 8: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 7.6 miles / 12.2 KM

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

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

Program: Gymkhana, Awards 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.