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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 4A-S

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 8 days

Official Miles: 52 // Our Count: 52.4

Avg Miles per Day: 7.4 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: Base Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Trailhead: Cattle Trailhead

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↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Wrangler Training

Day 3: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Crater Lake - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.6 miles / 12.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,390 ft // 2,557 meters

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Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Company Meeting Campfire

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Fish Camp - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.5 miles / 7.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,575 ft // 2,614 meters

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Program: Spar Pole Climbing, Rayado Lodge Tour

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Fish Camp - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,575 ft // 2,614 meters

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Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Fly Tying, Fly Fishing

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.4 miles / 13.5 KM

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

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Program: Homesteading, Conservation Project, Western Lore & Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cowboy Action Shooting, Campfire

Day 7: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 17.5 miles / 28.2 KM

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

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Program: Gold Mining & Panning, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cowboy Action Shooting, Campfire

Day 8: Base Camp

Trailhead: Cattle Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 9.7 miles / 15.6 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.