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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-11

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 38 // Our Count: 38

Avg Miles per Day: 6.3 miles

Total Elevation: -322ft ↕ (5,379ft↑/5,701ft↓) // -98 meters ↕ (1,640m↑/1,738m↓)

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: Nine Mile Trailhead

Sleep at: Dean Skyline - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.4 miles / 8.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,458 ft // 2,578 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,517ft ↕ (1,675ft↑/158ft↓) // 462 meters ↕ (511m↑/48m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Sioux - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.3 miles / 6.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,066ft ↕ (389ft↑/1,455ft↓) // -325 meters ↕ (119m↑/443m↓)

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Cantina, Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Dan Beard - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.7 miles / 12.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 541ft ↕ (1,559ft↑/1,018ft↓) // 165 meters ↕ (475m↑/310m↓)

Commisary: Rich Cabins

Program: Conservation Project, Homesteading, Cabin Tour, Challenge Events

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -681ft ↕ (325ft↑/1,006ft↓) // -208 meters ↕ (99m↑/307m↓)

Program: Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Chase Cow - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.8 miles / 15.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,033 ft // 2,144 meters

Hiking Elevation: -156ft ↕ (1,120ft↑/1,276ft↓) // -48 meters ↕ (341m↑/389m↓)

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Bouldering

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Chase Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 6.1 miles / 9.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -477ft ↕ (311ft↑/788ft↓) // -145 meters ↕ (95m↑/240m↓)

Program: Hike to Chase Ranch Trailhead, Main House Tour, 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.