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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 13 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 65 miles; Maps required: South

This trek is full of wonderful program opportunities, such as black powder rifles, spar pole climbing, and railroading at Philmont's newest staff camp… Metcalf Station! Start by camping at Cathedral Rock and hiking past the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest and tour Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge before rock climbing and rappelling at Cimarroncito. On the following day, your crew will love the gorgeous downhill hikes through the lush Sawmill and Grouse Canyons! From there, your crew's journey to the North Country will pass through Hawkeye and Upper Dean Cow Camps before spending two days at Miranda, where the mountain men will let you shoot their booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles! Next, create your own mountaintop experience by summiting Baldy Mountain, checking out Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visiting historic Baldy Town. Hike over to Pueblano where you'll climb spar poles with the men of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company before continuing to Flume Canyon for the night. At Ponil, enjoy horse rides and branding before filling up at the Chuckwagon Dinner. On your way down from Hart Peak, you will hear the pinging of the hammer echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station, where railroading and blacksmithing await your crew. Work on a trail construction project with the Conservation Department near Indian Writings. Tour the petroglyphs, learn about the Ancestral Puebloan people, and test your atlatl skills before hiking to House Canyon. Watch the sun set behind all of Philmont's mountains on your last night from this secluded camp. Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Cathedral Rock Bus to Cito TurnaroundTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkShowers;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  

Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
4Hawkeye Water @ Visto GrandeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Visto Grande)
5Upper Dean CowTrail Camp; 
6Miranda Challenge Events @ Head of Dean 

Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  
7Miranda Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Baldy Town (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Mining History @ Baldy Town 

Assaying @ Baldy Town 
8Flume Canyon Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
9Ponil Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
10Metcalf Station Railroading  


Evening Campfire  
11House Canyon Conservation @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; (Showers; at Indian Writings)

Tour Petroglyphs @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 

atlatl @ Indian WritingsTrail Camp; 
12Homebound Tent City Hike to Six Mile GateShowers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire 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 Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Trailbound Tent City on day 1
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 3 Double Dip
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 3
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 6 Double Dip
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 7
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 9
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 9
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 9
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 9
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 11
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12