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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-13

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 50 // Our Count: 54.6

Avg Miles per Day: 6.3 miles

Total Elevation: 74ft ↕ (10,764ft↑/10,690ft↓) // 23 meters ↕ (3,281m↑/3,258m↓)

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: 4.0 miles / 6.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 931ft ↕ (1,114ft↑/183ft↓) // 284 meters ↕ (340m↑/56m↓)

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: Sawmill - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.7 miles / 9.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,219 ft // 2,810 meters

Hiking Elevation: 662ft ↕ (1,380ft↑/718ft↓) // 202 meters ↕ (421m↑/219m↓)

Commisary: Sawmill

Program: 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading

Day 5: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Mount Phillips - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 2,460ft ↕ (3,087ft↑/627ft↓) // 750 meters ↕ (941m↑/191m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Water, Trail Camp

Day 6: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Porcupine - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.8 miles / 17.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,568ft ↕ (357ft↑/2,925ft↓) // -783 meters ↕ (109m↑/892m↓)

Program: Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Tomahawks, Homesteading, Animal Care, Trail Camp

Day 7: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.7 miles / 4.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 235ft ↕ (651ft↑/416ft↓) // 72 meters ↕ (198m↑/127m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

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

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Shaefers Pass - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.1 miles / 14.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,791 ft // 2,679 meters

Hiking Elevation: -584ft ↕ (1,600ft↑/2,184ft↓) // -178 meters ↕ (488m↑/666m↓)

Program: Muzzle Loading Rifles, Blacksmithing, Hike North Fork Urraca, Water

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 9.8 miles / 15.8 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,018ft ↕ (1,443ft↑/3,461ft↓) // -615 meters ↕ (440m↑/1,055m↓)

Program: Climb Shaeffers Peak, Climb Tooth of Time, Hike into Base Camp via Tooth Ridge Trail, 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.