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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-15

Difficulty: Super Strenuous

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 70 // Our Count: 69.2

Avg Miles per Day: 8.8 miles

Total Elevation: -340ft ↕ (15,886ft↑/16,226ft↓) // -104 meters ↕ (4,842m↑/4,946m↓)

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: Bluestem - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 3.7 miles / 6 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,934 ft // 2,418 meters

Hiking Elevation: 855ft ↕ (1,162ft↑/307ft↓) // 261 meters ↕ (354m↑/94m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

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

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Pueblano - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 136ft ↕ (1,452ft↑/1,316ft↓) // 41 meters ↕ (443m↑/401m↓)

Program: Conservation Project, Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Spar Pole Climbing, Campfire

Day 4: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Copper Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 5.6 miles / 9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,539 ft // 3,212 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,467ft ↕ (2,631ft↑/164ft↓) // 752 meters ↕ (802m↑/50m↓)

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

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Head of Dean - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 13.0 miles / 20.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,773ft ↕ (2,917ft↑/4,690ft↓) // -540 meters ↕ (889m↑/1,430m↓)

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Gold Mining History, Challenge Events

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Cimarroncita - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 11.0 miles / 17.7 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -1,385ft ↕ (1,128ft↑/2,513ft↓) // -422 meters ↕ (344m↑/766m↓)

Commisary: Cimarroncita

Program: Laser Shot Shooting Range, 3D Archery

Day 7: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Whistle Punk Camp - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.5 miles / 15.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,051 ft // 3,064 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,639ft ↕ (3,090ft↑/451ft↓) // 804 meters ↕ (942m↑/137m↓)

Program: Hike to Ute Park Trailhead, 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clarks Fork - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 8.9 miles / 14.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,539 ft // 2,298 meters

Hiking Elevation: -2,462ft ↕ (740ft↑/3,202ft↓) // -750 meters ↕ (226m↑/976m↓)

Program: Gold Mining & Panning, Visiting Forester, Western Lore/Branding, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tooth Ridge Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 10.2 miles / 16.4 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -817ft ↕ (2,766ft↑/3,583ft↓) // -249 meters ↕ (843m↑/1,092m↓)

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.