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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 24 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 77 miles; Maps required: North, South

This intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start your trek by seeing the world’s first confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! You will then be able to see the fascinating petroglyphs and artifacts left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings, and work with the Conservation Department on a trail project before continuing on to Metcalf Station for the night. Check out the newest railroad line in New Mexico! Hike to Dan Beard for team building challenge events. Pass through the Rich Cabins homestead, and enjoy the views from Wilson Mesa while on your way to beautiful Pueblano Ruins and the South Ponil Canyon. You'll learn to blacksmith at French Henry, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and be amazed when a beautiful view greets you as you walk down into Copper Park. Your two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, visit historic Baldy Town, and enjoy the cool evenings at 10,500 feet. Next, you will journey south to camp at Santa Claus and Devils Wash Basin on the following night. Continue on to check out the new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Be sure to test your skills in the rock gym and on the climbing wall. Tour Mr. Phillips' Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork for roping and branding. Continue on to Tooth Ridge Camp, and meet your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Devils Wash Basin; Shaefers Pass;

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Anasazi Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 

Tyrannosaurus Rex Track @ Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Metcalf Station Conservation @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)



Evening Campfire  
4Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  
5Pueblano Ruins Homesteading @ Rich CabinsTrail Camp; (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Rich Cabins)

Food Pickup @ Rich CabinsTrail Camp; 

Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
6Copper Park Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
7Copper Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 

Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 
8Santa ClausTrail Camp; 
9Devils Wash BasinTrail Camp (Always dry); 
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
11Shaefers Pass Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
12Homebound Tent City Tooth of Time Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; 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
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Anasazi on day 2
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 3
Tour Petroglyphs at Indian Writings on day 3
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 7
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 7
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12