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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-12

Difficulty: Strenuous

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 52 // Our Count: 52.1

Avg Miles per Day: 6.5 miles

Total Elevation: 1,013ft ↕ (11,152ft↑/10,139ft↓) // 309 meters ↕ (3,399m↑/3,090m↓)

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: 4.8 miles / 7.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 833ft ↕ (1,119ft↑/286ft↓) // 254 meters ↕ (341m↑/87m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: New Mexican Homestead, Cantina, Ranger Training, Trail Camp

Day 3: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Crags - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.9 miles / 7.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,048 ft // 2,453 meters

Hiking Elevation: 306ft ↕ (1,668ft↑/1,362ft↓) // 93 meters ↕ (508m↑/415m↓)

Program: Trail Camp

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Apache Springs - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 1,373ft ↕ (2,962ft↑/1,589ft↓) // 418 meters ↕ (903m↑/484m↓)

Commisary: Apache Springs

Program: Rayado Lodge History, Jicarilla Apache Life, 3D Archery

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.2 miles / 11.6 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -93ft ↕ (1,280ft↑/1,373ft↓) // -28 meters ↕ (390m↑/418m↓)

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Cowboy Action Shooting, Campfire

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Crooked Creek - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,347 ft // 2,849 meters

Hiking Elevation: -4ft ↕ (629ft↑/633ft↓) // -1 meters ↕ (192m↑/193m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Conservation Project, Homesteading, Animal Care, Cabin Tour

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Mount Phillips - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 11,704 ft // 3,567 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,326ft ↕ (2,694ft↑/368ft↓) // 709 meters ↕ (821m↑/112m↓)

Program: Climb Comanche Peak, Water

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: American Creek - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 6.5 miles / 10.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,847 ft // 3,001 meters

Hiking Elevation: -1,860ft ↕ (252ft↑/2,112ft↓) // -567 meters ↕ (77m↑/644m↓)

Program: Side hike Mt Phillips, Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Tomahawks, Trapper Cabin, Trail Camp

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tolby Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 7.7 miles / 12.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,868ft ↕ (548ft↑/2,416ft↓) // -569 meters ↕ (167m↑/736m↓)

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.