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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-2

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 39 // Our Count: 38.9

Avg Miles per Day: 4.9 miles

Total Elevation: 1,578ft ↕ (9,251ft↑/7,673ft↓) // 481 meters ↕ (2,820m↑/2,339m↓)

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: Six Mile Trailhead

Sleep at: House Canyon - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 2.7 miles / 4.3 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,186 ft // 2,190 meters

Hiking Elevation: 483ft ↕ (612ft↑/129ft↓) // 147 meters ↕ (187m↑/39m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

Program: Ranger Training, T-Rex Track, Trail Camp

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Indian Writings - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.2 miles / 5.1 KM

Campsite Elevation: 6,600 ft // 2,012 meters

Hiking Elevation: -216ft ↕ (337ft↑/553ft↓) // -66 meters ↕ (103m↑/169m↓)

Program: Petroglyph Tour, Atlatl (Dart Throwing), Archaeology

Day 4: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Metcalf Station - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.4 miles / 5.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 7,234 ft // 2,205 meters

Hiking Elevation: 248ft ↕ (413ft↑/165ft↓) // 76 meters ↕ (126m↑/50m↓)

Program: Railroading, Blacksmithing, Campfire

Day 5: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Bluestem - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.4 miles / 11.9 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 697ft ↕ (1,792ft↑/1,095ft↓) // 212 meters ↕ (546m↑/334m↓)

Commisary: Ponil

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Cantina, Water, Trail Camp

Day 6: 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, Spar Pole Climbing, Campfire

Day 7: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Black Horse Mine - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.1 miles / 11.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,832 ft // 3,302 meters

Hiking Elevation: 2,744ft ↕ (2,979ft↑/235ft↓) // 836 meters ↕ (908m↑/72m↓)

Commisary: Baldy Town

Program: Tie Making & Crosscut Saws, Assaying & Mining History, Water, Trail Camp

Day 8: Trail Camp

Sleep at: Maxwell - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 7.1 miles / 11.4 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,514 ft // 2,595 meters

Hiking Elevation: -2,293ft ↕ (1,666ft↑/3,959ft↓) // -699 meters ↕ (508m↑/1,207m↓)

Program: Hike Baldy Mountain, Fur Trapper Rendezvous, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Tomahawks

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Maxwell Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 0.7 miles / 1.1 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -221ft ↕ (0ft↑/221ft↓) // -67 meters ↕ (0m↑/67m↓)

Program: Hike to Maxwell 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.