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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-10

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 50 // Our Count: 50

Avg Miles per Day: 6.3 miles

Total Elevation: -263ft ↕ (12,116ft↑/12,379ft↓) // -80 meters ↕ (3,693m↑/3,773m↓)

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: Line Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.7 miles / 6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,747 ft // 2,361 meters

Hiking Elevation: 823ft ↕ (971ft↑/148ft↓) // 251 meters ↕ (296m↑/45m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Fish Camp - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.5 miles / 12.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,575 ft // 2,614 meters

Hiking Elevation: 823ft ↕ (3,213ft↑/2,390ft↓) // 251 meters ↕ (979m↑/728m↓)

Program: Fly Tying, Fishing, Rayado Lodge History

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Apache Springs - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.4 miles / 5.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,403 ft // 2,866 meters

Hiking Elevation: 846ft ↕ (1,018ft↑/172ft↓) // 258 meters ↕ (310m↑/52m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

Program: Jicarilla Apache Life, 3D Archery

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Porcupine - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.0 miles / 9.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,085 ft // 2,769 meters

Hiking Elevation: -334ft ↕ (1,005ft↑/1,339ft↓) // -102 meters ↕ (306m↑/408m↓)

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

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 11.2 miles / 18 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,091ft ↕ (2,217ft↑/3,308ft↓) // -333 meters ↕ (676m↑/1,008m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Conservation Project, Western Lore & Branding, Hike Trail Peak

Day 7: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Urraca - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.8 miles / 10.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,966 ft // 2,428 meters

Hiking Elevation: 5ft ↕ (1,363ft↑/1,358ft↓) // 2 meters ↕ (415m↑/414m↓)

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Stockade Ridge - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.8 miles / 6.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,521 ft // 2,292 meters

Hiking Elevation: -489ft ↕ (670ft↑/1,159ft↓) // -149 meters ↕ (204m↑/353m↓)

Program: Sunrise Hike, Challenge Events, Trail Camp

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Zastrow Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 7.6 miles / 12.2 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -846ft ↕ (1,659ft↑/2,505ft↓) // -258 meters ↕ (506m↑/764m↓)

Program: 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.