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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-14

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 56 // Our Count: 57.8

Avg Miles per Day: 7 miles

Total Elevation: 310ft ↕ (12,150ft↑/11,840ft↓) // 94 meters ↕ (3,703m↑/3,609m↓)

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: Ponil Trailhead

Sleep at: Flume Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.7 miles / 7.6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,761 ft // 2,366 meters

Hiking Elevation: 718ft ↕ (1,473ft↑/755ft↓) // 219 meters ↕ (449m↑/230m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, Western Lore & Branding, Cantina, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.4 miles / 13.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,072 ft // 2,460 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,015ft ↕ (2,344ft↑/1,329ft↓) // 309 meters ↕ (714m↑/405m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Tie Making, Spar Pole Climbing, Campfire

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,390ft ↕ (1,823ft↑/433ft↓) // 424 meters ↕ (556m↑/132m↓)

Program: Blacksmithing, Gold Mining & Panning, Mine Tour, Trail Camp

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup & Layover

Sleep at: Ewells Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 10.9 miles / 17.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 9,470 ft // 2,886 meters

Hiking Elevation: 16ft ↕ (3,611ft↑/3,595ft↓) // 5 meters ↕ (1,101m↑/1,096m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Assaying & Mining History, Trail Camp

Day 6: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 4.6 miles / 7.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,770 ft // 2,673 meters

Hiking Elevation: -697ft ↕ (298ft↑/995ft↓) // -212 meters ↕ (91m↑/303m↓)

Program: Challenge Events

Day 7: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Minette Meadows Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 12.3 miles / 19.8 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,830 ft // 2,387 meters

Hiking Elevation: -896ft ↕ (1,480ft↑/2,376ft↓) // -273 meters ↕ (451m↑/724m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: 3D Archery, Laser Shot Shooting Range, Water, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Harlan - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.0 miles / 11.3 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -305ft ↕ (962ft↑/1,267ft↓) // -93 meters ↕ (293m↑/386m↓)

Program: Shotgun Shooting/Reloading 12 Gauge

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Turkey Creek Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 4.0 miles / 6.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -931ft ↕ (159ft↑/1,090ft↓) // -284 meters ↕ (48m↑/332m↓)

Program: Hike to Turkey Creek 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.