Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 12-16 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 61 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp through Abreu and their New Mexican homestead to Crater Lake. You’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a conservation project, and a hearty chuckwagon dinner. Plus, both of their campfire shows are not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy the beauty of Apache Springs and learn about the Jicarilla Apache, then be the guests of the homesteading family at Crooked Creek. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest! Get ready to tackle Comanche Peak, and if you are up to it, side hike to the peak of Mt. Phillips. Make your way down to Cyphers Mine for a chance to pan for gold, tour the Contention Mine, and try your hand at the forge! Then head downhill to Hunting Lodge where you can tour one of Waite Phillips’ cabins, visit with a forester at the Demonstration Forest, or do a little fishing. Learn about the New Mexico landscape including fire, water, trees, rocks, and more! Cathedral Rock will especially move your soul! The night at Upper Clarks Fork is the ‘quiet before the storm’ and your last opportunity to build teamwork and prepare for the pinnacle of your journey. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers Pass, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, rest easy and take it all in as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Upper Clarks Fork; Tooth Ridge; Unique Campsite: Upper Clarks Fork;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)


Kit Carson Museum @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Rayado TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Tie making Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  


Cantina @ AbreuShowers;  (Showers; at Abreu)


New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuShowers;  
4Beaubien Climb Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Crater Lake)
5Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  


Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Apache Springs Sporting Arrows Commissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


3D Archery Commissary;  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionCommissary;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Crooked Creek Food Pickup @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Homesteading  


Cabin Tour  
8Comanche Peak Climb Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
9Hunting Lodge Mine Tour @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 


Fishing Opportunities  


Hunting Lodge Tour  
10Upper Clarks Fork Food Pickup @ CimarroncitoTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Cimarroncito)


Campfire @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
11Tooth Ridge Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 
12CHQ Homebound Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Tooth of Time 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3AbreuHomesteadingShowers;
4Crater LakeContinental Tie & LumberShowers;
Hike over Fowler Mesa
Tie making
5BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Hike over Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
6Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
7Apache Springs3D ArcheryCommissary;
Jicarilla Apache Life
Sweat Lodge
Corn Grinding
Sporting Arrows
Crooked CreekAnimal Care
8Comanche PeakSunrise East of Comanche Peak CampTrail Camp (Usually dry);
9Cyphers MineGold Mining & PanningShowers (wood stoked);
Stomp
Hunting LodgeHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
10CimarroncitoRock Climbing & RappellingShowers;
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Climbing Gym
Traverse Wall
11Clarks ForkWestern Lore / BrandingShowers;
Cowboy Campfire
Tooth RidgeClimb Tooth of TimeTrail Camp (Always dry);
12CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.