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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-3

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 27 // Our Count: 27.1

Avg Miles per Day: 4.5 miles

Total Elevation: 981ft ↕ (7,286ft↑/6,305ft↓) // 299 meters ↕ (2,221m↑/1,922m↓)

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: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Flume Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,761 ft // 2,366 meters

Hiking Elevation: 718ft ↕ (1,473ft↑/755ft↓) // 219 meters ↕ (449m↑/230m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Western Lore/Branding, Cantina, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.2 miles / 8.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,770 ft // 2,673 meters

Hiking Elevation: 989ft ↕ (1,489ft↑/500ft↓) // 301 meters ↕ (454m↑/152m↓)

Program: Conservation Project

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.6 miles / 7.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 697ft ↕ (995ft↑/298ft↓) // 212 meters ↕ (303m↑/91m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 8.6 miles / 13.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 3ft ↕ (3,172ft↑/3,169ft↓) // 1 meters ↕ (967m↑/966m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Assaying & Mining History, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Miranda - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.1 miles / 3.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,924 ft // 2,720 meters

Hiking Elevation: -543ft ↕ (116ft↑/659ft↓) // -166 meters ↕ (35m↑/201m↓)

Program: Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Tomahawks

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Maxwell Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 1.9 miles / 3.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -883ft ↕ (41ft↑/924ft↓) // -269 meters ↕ (12m↑/282m↓)

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.