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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-16

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 42 // Our Count: 42

Avg Miles per Day: 7 miles

Total Elevation: 2,118ft ↕ (10,046ft↑/7,928ft↓) // 646 meters ↕ (3,062m↑/2,416m↓)

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: Lovers Leap Trailhead

Sleep at: Herradura - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.3 miles / 5.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,556 ft // 2,303 meters

Hiking Elevation: 674ft ↕ (1,119ft↑/445ft↓) // 205 meters ↕ (341m↑/136m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Low COPE, Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Crater Lake - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.2 miles / 5.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 616ft ↕ (1,028ft↑/412ft↓) // 188 meters ↕ (313m↑/126m↓)

Program: Spar Pole Climbing, Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Campfire

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Lookout Meadow - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.3 miles / 10.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,430 ft // 2,874 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,015ft ↕ (2,545ft↑/1,530ft↓) // 309 meters ↕ (776m↑/466m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Hike Trail Peak, Trail Camp

Day 5: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.8 miles / 12.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -104ft ↕ (1,715ft↑/1,819ft↓) // -32 meters ↕ (523m↑/554m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Rayado Lodge History, Western Lore/Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.8 miles / 14.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,002 ft // 2,439 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,340ft ↕ (1,095ft↑/2,435ft↓) // -408 meters ↕ (334m↑/742m↓)

Program: Muzzle Loading Rifles, Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 12.6 miles / 20.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,257ft ↕ (2,544ft↑/1,287ft↓) // 383 meters ↕ (775m↑/392m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time, Hike in via Tooth Ridge, 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.