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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-15

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 41 // Our Count: 40.8

Avg Miles per Day: 6.8 miles

Total Elevation: 102ft ↕ (8,300ft↑/8,198ft↓) // 31 meters ↕ (2,530m↑/2,499m↓)

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: Turkey Creek Trailhead

Sleep at: Vaca - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.5 miles / 5.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,426 ft // 2,263 meters

Hiking Elevation: 783ft ↕ (965ft↑/182ft↓) // 239 meters ↕ (294m↑/55m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Deer Lake - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.3 miles / 5.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,281 ft // 2,524 meters

Hiking Elevation: 874ft ↕ (978ft↑/104ft↓) // 266 meters ↕ (298m↑/32m↓)

Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge, Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Sawmill - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.9 miles / 14.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,219 ft // 2,810 meters

Hiking Elevation: 947ft ↕ (1,900ft↑/953ft↓) // 289 meters ↕ (579m↑/290m↓)

Program: 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncito - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 9.9 miles / 15.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,145 ft // 2,483 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,054ft ↕ (1,522ft↑/2,576ft↓) // -321 meters ↕ (464m↑/785m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncito

Program: Conservation Project, Gold Mining & Panning

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.2 miles / 5.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -631ft ↕ (169ft↑/800ft↓) // -192 meters ↕ (52m↑/244m↓)

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Visiting Forester, Western Lore & Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 12.0 miles / 19.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -817ft ↕ (2,766ft↑/3,583ft↓) // -249 meters ↕ (843m↑/1,092m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time, Hike into Base Camp via Tooth Ridge Trail, 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.