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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-1

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 37 // Our Count: 37.2

Avg Miles per Day: 4.6 miles

Total Elevation: -343ft ↕ (6,208ft↑/6,551ft↓) // -105 meters ↕ (1,892m↑/1,997m↓)

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: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Trailhead: Turkey Creek Trailhead

Sleep at: Harlan - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.9 miles / 7.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,554 ft // 2,302 meters

Hiking Elevation: 495ft ↕ (1,040ft↑/545ft↓) // 151 meters ↕ (317m↑/166m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Devils Wash Basin - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,518 ft // 2,596 meters

Hiking Elevation: 956ft ↕ (1,132ft↑/176ft↓) // 291 meters ↕ (345m↑/54m↓)

Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge, Water, Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.0 miles / 6.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,136ft ↕ (141ft↑/1,277ft↓) // -346 meters ↕ (43m↑/389m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Black Jacks - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.2 miles / 8.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 839ft ↕ (1,364ft↑/525ft↓) // 256 meters ↕ (416m↑/160m↓)

Program: Trail Camp

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Elkhorn - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,488 ft // 2,587 meters

Hiking Elevation: 281ft ↕ (954ft↑/673ft↓) // 86 meters ↕ (291m↑/205m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Trail Camp

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Ponil - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.5 miles / 7.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,337ft ↕ (297ft↑/1,634ft↓) // -408 meters ↕ (91m↑/498m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Horse Rides, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cantina Show

Day 8: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Indian Writings - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,600 ft // 2,012 meters

Hiking Elevation: -167ft ↕ (979ft↑/1,146ft↓) // -51 meters ↕ (298m↑/349m↓)

Program: Climb Hart Peak, Archaeology, Atlatl (Dart Throwing), Petroglyph Tour

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Six Mile Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 3.7 miles / 6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -274ft ↕ (301ft↑/575ft↓) // -84 meters ↕ (92m↑/175m↓)

Program: T-Rex Track, Hike to Six Mile Gate 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.