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Rugged; Approximately 67 miles; Maps required: North, South
/KML/2019/12 Day-21.KMZRoute 21

This adventure packed itinerary provides a variety of opportunities for mileage, adventure, and traversing breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a variety of side hikes, participate in unique program opportunities and try your skills with Leave No Trace camping opportunities in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. The trip will begin with a bus drop off at Six-mile Trailhead and a hike to the first confirmed T-rex footprint in the world, and a quick hike to House Canyon Camp where your Ranger will continue your training. Day 2 will take you up and over the ridge to Philmont newest rock climbing camp at Chase Cow Camp. Enjoy the views as you make your way out of Chase Canyon and hike the ridgeline above the North Ponil before dropping down to Cottonwood Canyon Camp. Get up the next morning ready to join the railroaders of the Cimarron & Northwestern in building a new line up the canyon and see what life was like at a railroad camp. Work quickly, as you still have to climb up and over to Dan Beard, where the Challenge Course and initiative games will help to build teamwork that your crew will utilize the rest of your trek. Leave Philmont Property and enter the beautiful Valle Vidal on your way to Ring Place camp to learn about weather and astronomy, surrounded by a blanket of stars in their open meadows. Head on over to Iris Park for more Leave No Trace camping, then drop down into the middle Ponil canyon to Upper Greenwood Canyon Camp to begin your approach to the high point of your trek. A layover at Ewells Park will give you plenty of time to summit Philmont's highest peak, Baldy mountain, and visit the historic mining areas of Baldy town and French Henry where our crew can tour the Aztec mine, pan for gold, and make a souvenir in the blacksmith shop. Your next adventure is at the mountain man rendezvous at Miranda where you can compete with your crew at tomahawk throwing and muzzle loading rifle shooting. Alas, your journey is coming to an end as you make your way to the Express Trailhead and load your bus for the ride back to base camp

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Little Twin Bus to Chase TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3House CanyonTrail Camp; 
4Ponil Hike over Hart Peak Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Evening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Elkhorn Conservation Trail Camp; 

Burro Packing @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)
6Ute Meadows Return Burros @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
7Ute Meadows Side Hike Baldy Mountain @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
8Pueblano Continental Tie & Lumber  

spar pole climbing  

Evening Campfire  
9Rich Cabins Hike over Wilson Mesa Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Cabin Tour Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Evening Campfire Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Low Impact Camping Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
10Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
11Indian Writings Railroading @ Metcalf StationShowers;  

Archaeology Showers;  

atlatl Showers;  

Tour Petroglyphs Showers;  
12Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Six Mile GateCommissary; 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
Cantina at Ponil on day 5
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 5 Double Dip
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 5
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 5
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 5
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 6
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 6 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 7
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 7
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 7
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 12
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12