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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-6

Difficulty: Rugged

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 35 // Our Count: 34.2

Avg Miles per Day: 5.8 miles

Total Elevation: 640ft ↕ (6,102ft↑/5,462ft↓) // 195 meters ↕ (1,860m↑/1,665m↓)

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: McBride Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.6 miles / 4.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,101 ft // 2,164 meters

Hiking Elevation: 407ft ↕ (707ft↑/300ft↓) // 124 meters ↕ (215m↑/91m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Water, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.2 miles / 8.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,150 ft // 2,179 meters

Hiking Elevation: 50ft ↕ (1,124ft↑/1,074ft↓) // 15 meters ↕ (343m↑/327m↓)

Program: Climb Hart Peak, Western Lore/Branding, Cowboy Action Shooting, Cantina, Chuckwagon Dinner

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Rich Cabins - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.7 miles / 10.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 564ft ↕ (1,127ft↑/563ft↓) // 172 meters ↕ (344m↑/172m↓)

Commisary: Rich Cabins

Program: Conservation Project, Homesteading, Cabin Tour, Campfire

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,072 ft // 2,460 meters

Hiking Elevation: 365ft ↕ (1,148ft↑/783ft↓) // 111 meters ↕ (350m↑/239m↓)

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

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Black Jacks - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.0 miles / 14.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,225 ft // 2,507 meters

Hiking Elevation: 136ft ↕ (1,467ft↑/1,331ft↓) // 41 meters ↕ (447m↑/406m↓)

Program: Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Ute Park Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 5.6 miles / 9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -882ft ↕ (529ft↑/1,411ft↓) // -269 meters ↕ (161m↑/430m↓)

Program: 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range, Hike to Ute Park 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.