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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-1

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 29 // Our Count: 29.5

Avg Miles per Day: 4.8 miles

Total Elevation: 1,579ft ↕ (6,424ft↑/4,845ft↓) // 481 meters ↕ (1,958m↑/1,477m↓)

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: House Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.7 miles / 4.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,186 ft // 2,190 meters

Hiking Elevation: 483ft ↕ (612ft↑/129ft↓) // 147 meters ↕ (187m↑/39m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: T-Rex Track, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Indian Writings - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.2 miles / 5.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,600 ft // 2,012 meters

Hiking Elevation: -216ft ↕ (337ft↑/553ft↓) // -66 meters ↕ (103m↑/169m↓)

Program: Archaeology, Atlatl Darts, Petroglyph Tour

Day 4: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.4 miles / 15.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,498ft ↕ (2,807ft↑/1,309ft↓) // 457 meters ↕ (856m↑/399m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Climb Hart Peak, Western Lore/Branding, Cantina, Dean Skyline Hike, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: French Henry - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.3 miles / 13.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,628 ft // 2,935 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,157ft ↕ (2,268ft↑/1,111ft↓) // 353 meters ↕ (691m↑/339m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Mine Tour, Blacksmithing, Gold Panning

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Touch-Me-Not Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.2 miles / 6.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,931 ft // 2,722 meters

Hiking Elevation: -726ft ↕ (392ft↑/1,118ft↓) // -221 meters ↕ (119m↑/341m↓)

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

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Maxwell Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 1.7 miles / 2.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -617ft ↕ (8ft↑/625ft↓) // -188 meters ↕ (2m↑/191m↓)

Program: Hike to Maxwell 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.