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Philmont Itinerary 2024: 9-3

Difficulty: Challenging

Length: 9 days

Official Miles: 41 // Our Count: 46.3

Avg Miles per Day: 5.1 miles

Total Elevation: 1,023ft ↕ (8,728ft↑/7,705ft↓) // 312 meters ↕ (2,660m↑/2,348m↓)

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: Webster Trailhead

Sleep at: Ponderosa Park - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 4.3 miles / 6.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,042 ft // 2,451 meters

Hiking Elevation: 974ft ↕ (1,077ft↑/103ft↓) // 297 meters ↕ (328m↑/31m↓)

Commisary: Camping HQ

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

Day 3: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Miners Park - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 7.3 miles / 11.7 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,002 ft // 2,439 meters

Hiking Elevation: -65ft ↕ (1,209ft↑/1,274ft↓) // -20 meters ↕ (369m↑/388m↓)

Program: Climb Shaefers Peak, Traverse Wall

Day 4: Staffed Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Black Mountain - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.1 miles / 8.2 KM

Campsite Elevation: 8,990 ft // 2,740 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,044ft ↕ (1,475ft↑/431ft↓) // 318 meters ↕ (450m↑/131m↓)

Commisary: Miners Park

Program: Rock Climbing & Rappeling, Post Civil War Encampment, Muzzle Loading Rifles, Blacksmithing

Day 5: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 3.4 miles / 5.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: 289ft ↕ (938ft↑/649ft↓) // 88 meters ↕ (286m↑/198m↓)

Program: Western Lore & Branding, Horse Rides, Campfire

Day 6: Staffed Camp - Layover

Sleep at: Beaubien - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 2.0 miles / 3.2 KM

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

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

Program: Conservation Project, Hike Trail Peak, Chuckwagon Dinner, Campfire

Day 7: Trail Camp - Food Pickup

Sleep at: Comanche Peak - Trail Camp

Distance¹: 9.9 miles / 15.9 KM

Campsite Elevation: 11,127 ft // 3,392 meters

Hiking Elevation: 1,778ft ↕ (2,690ft↑/912ft↓) // 542 meters ↕ (820m↑/278m↓)

Commisary: Phillips Junction

Program: Homesteading, Animal Care, Cabin Tour, Trail Camp

Day 8: Staffed Camp

Sleep at: Clear Creek - Staffed Camp

Distance¹: 5.9 miles / 9.5 KM

Campsite Elevation: 10,297 ft // 3,139 meters

Hiking Elevation: -792ft ↕ (807ft↑/1,599ft↓) // -241 meters ↕ (246m↑/487m↓)

Program: Side hike Mt Phillips, Rocky Mountain Fur Co., Muzzle Loading Rifles, Tomahawks

Day 9: Base Camp

Trailhead: Tolby Trailhead

Sleep at: Camping HQ - Base Camp

Distance¹: 8.4 miles / 13.5 KM

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

Hiking Elevation: -2,205ft ↕ (532ft↑/2,737ft↓) // -672 meters ↕ (162m↑/834m↓)

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.