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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 7-8

Difficulty: Rugged

Length: 7 days

Official Miles: 34 // Our Count: 34.6

Avg Miles per Day: 5.7 miles

Total Elevation: 1,113ft ↕ (7,560ft↑/6,447ft↓) // 339 meters ↕ (2,304m↑/1,965m↓)

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: Zastrow Trailhead

Sleep at: Old Abreu - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.9 miles / 4.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,381 ft // 2,250 meters

Hiking Elevation: 497ft ↕ (574ft↑/77ft↓) // 151 meters ↕ (175m↑/23m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: New Mexican Homestead, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Lower Bonito - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.6 miles / 5.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,973 ft // 2,735 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,584ft ↕ (1,750ft↑/166ft↓) // 483 meters ↕ (533m↑/51m↓)

Program: Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.6 miles / 7.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 292ft ↕ (946ft↑/654ft↓) // 89 meters ↕ (288m↑/199m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Western Lore/Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Wild Horse - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.3 miles / 10.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,458 ft // 3,188 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,099ft ↕ (1,729ft↑/630ft↓) // 335 meters ↕ (527m↑/192m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Homesteading, Animal Care, Cabin Tour, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clear Creek - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.8 miles / 14.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,297 ft // 3,139 meters

Hiking Elevation: -154ft ↕ (2,029ft↑/2,183ft↓) // -47 meters ↕ (618m↑/665m↓)

Program: Side hike Mt Phillips, Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Muzzle Loading Rifles, Tomahawks

Day 7: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tolby Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 8.4 miles / 13.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,205ft ↕ (532ft↑/2,737ft↓) // -672 meters ↕ (162m↑/834m↓)

Program: Hike to Tolby 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.