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Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South
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This challenging itinerary will have you hiking through some of the most scenic parts of the north country with many great program opportunities. You will start your trek off with a bus to Maxwell Trailhead for Ranger training and your first night on the trail at Maxwell Trail Camp. Then, shoot towards your next destination: Santa Claus. This is one of our newly reopened staff camp, where you will enjoy 12-guage shotgun shooting and reloading. After a night enjoying the stars at New Dean, you’ll journey to Ponil where you get the full western experience, ride horses, and participate in one of Philmont’s coolest programs: Cowboy Action Shooting! After a hearty chuckwagon dinner and a night of enjoying root beer at the Ponil cantina show, you will hike over Hart Peak to Indian Writings where you can take a petroglyph tour, throw atlatls, and work at an archaeological dig site. From here, you’ll hike to Horse Canyon Camp where you will be rewarded with a phenomenal sunset view of the Sangre de Cristos. On the way, you will have the chance to build a railroad for the Cimarron & Northwestern Ry. Next, you’ll wrap back around and head up to Flume Canyon trail camp where you can hike to Pueblano for the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. campfire and company meeting for the evening. Work as a team to conquer the challenge course events at Head of Dean before you move closer to the pinnacle of your trek… Baldy Mountain. You’ll have a layover at Baldy Town, so you can rest and shower up before and after your hike. Enjoy more of the mining history of the area and stop at French Henry for some gold panning and a tour of the mine. Your last day on the trail will bring you through the mountain man rendezvous at Miranda. Throw a few tomahawks, then make your way down to the Express Trailhead for your bus. Next stop… Base Camp!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Maxwell Bus to Express TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Santa Claus Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  
4New DeanTrail Camp; 
5Ponil Conservation Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Evening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Indian Writings Cowboy Action Shooting @ PonilShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Hike over Hart Peak Showers;  


Archaeology Showers;  


atlatl Showers;  


Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  
7Horse Canyon Railroading @ Metcalf StationTrail Camp; 
8Flume Canyon Food Pickup @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Company Meeting @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
9Head of Dean Challenge Events  


spar pole climbing @ Pueblano 


Continental Tie & Lumber @ Pueblano 
10Baldy Town Mining History Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
11Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
12Camping Headquarters HB Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Tomahawks @ MirandaCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Express 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
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Cantina at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 8
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 8
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 8 Double Dip
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 11
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 12
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 12 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12