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Challenging; Approximately 53 miles; Maps required: South
/KML/2019/12 Day-01.KMZRoute 1

This unique trek offers the only opportunity to ride ATVs at Philmont Scout Ranch! Begin your journey at Lovers Leap Trailhead and make your way to Lovers Leap camp for Ranger training. The next day is on to Urraca Mesa where your crew can put their skills to the test on the challenge course under the watchful guidance of trained facilitators. The campfire at night is sure to both spook and entertain you! Get up early for the gorgeous sunrise from Inspiration Point, before making your way to Zastrow for a layover and an immersion in ATV operation and safety, administered by Philmont’s ATV Safety Institute certified instructors. After certification you will enjoy a trail ride that will be both challenging and exciting! You will also complete a conservation project at Zastrow to help build and maintain sustainable ATV trails. You will also enjoy the Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting ceremony that night. Next, make your way to Lower Bonito camp which is a trail camp in a beautiful open meadow and enjoy the beautiful views and the open skies for star gazing. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful hike to Bear Canyon camp with a stop at one of Waite Phillips’ favorite places! Fish Camp will offer you the opportunity to tie your own fly and try to catch a trout. Tour the historic Rayado Lodge before making your way to camp for the night. The next day you will be headed over to Crooked Creek to visit the homesteaders that live there and help them with their daily tasks. Hiking up the Rayado Creek trail will be a special day, as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek. Here you will learn their trade, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and try your hands at tomahawks. The next day is a mountaintop experience as you climb Mt Phillips over to Comanche Peak Camp for the night. Next, head downhill to try your hand at panning for gold and blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine before ending up at Hunting Lodge where you can take a tour of another of Mr. Phillips’ favorite cabins. Your last day on the trail will take you through the Demonstration Forest for some lessons with the forester and a quick stop at Clarks Fork as you make your way to the Webster Trailhead and then back to base.

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  

Evening Campfire  
4Zastrow Land Navigation / GPS Technology Showers;  

Geocaching Showers;  

Conservation Showers;  

Food Pickup Showers;  
5Zastrow ATV Rider Course Showers;  

Dutch Oven Dessert Showers;  

Rededication to Scouting Showers;  
6Lower Bonito Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Cabin Tour @ AbreuTrail Camp; 

Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; 
7Bear Canyon Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
8Crooked Creek Food Pickup @ Phillips Junction (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)


Cabin Tour  
9Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

10Comanche Peak Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
11Hunting Lodge Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 

Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine 

Tour Hunting Lodge  
12Camping Headquarters HB Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Webster TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
Warning: Itinerary details provided by PhilSearch are for planning purposes only.  Only the current year's "Treks" book and the addendums to it, if any, should be used for final trek selection.
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Program opportunities not included on the official itinerary

This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Land Navigation / GPS Technology at Zastrow on day 5 Double Dip
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 8 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 9 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 11
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12