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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-12

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 39 // Our Count: 39

Avg Miles per Day: 6.5 miles

Total Elevation: -353ft ↕ (6,061ft↑/6,414ft↓) // -108 meters ↕ (1,847m↑/1,955m↓)

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: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.7 miles / 10.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 36ft ↕ (827ft↑/791ft↓) // 11 meters ↕ (252m↑/241m↓)

Program: Petroglyph Tour, Atlatl (Dart Throwing), Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Beatty Lakes Low Impact Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.9 miles / 14.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,243 ft // 2,512 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,018ft ↕ (1,475ft↑/457ft↓) // 310 meters ↕ (450m↑/139m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Low Impact Camping, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Rich Cabins - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,229ft ↕ (77ft↑/1,306ft↓) // -375 meters ↕ (23m↑/398m↓)

Commisary: Rich Cabins

Program: Homesteading, Animal Care, Cabin Tour, Campfire

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.9 miles / 14.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 776ft ↕ (2,237ft↑/1,461ft↓) // 237 meters ↕ (682m↑/445m↓)

Program: Continental Tie & Lumber Co, Crosscut Saw and Log Hueing, Trail Camp

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 5.3 miles / 8.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,437ft ↕ (833ft↑/2,270ft↓) // -438 meters ↕ (254m↑/692m↓)

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.