Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 26 Forward Virtual Tour


Strenuous; Approximately 71 miles; Maps required: North, Valle


This itinerary highlights much of the South, including high peaks and frequent opportunities for wildlife viewing. Take the short bus ride to the Webster Trailhead and hike to the brand-new Arrowhead trail camp in the shadow of the iconic Tooth of Time. Your Ranger will train you on skills you will need for the rest of your adventure before taking you through Clarks Fork and up to Cyphers Mine where you can tour the Contention Mine, practice blacksmithing, gold panning and enjoy the famous Stomp. The following day will take you up to Sawmill where you reload 30-06 rifle shells and test your skills at the range. Begin your tour of Philmont's peaks with a hike along Thunder Ridge to Comanche Peak. Get your rest, enjoy the sunrise, and then tackle the highest peak in Philmont's South Country: Mt. Phillips. On the way down, visit the fur trappers at Clear Creek for a tomahawk throwing competition before following the Rayado River to visit the Crooked Creek homestead. Your next day will take you through Apache Springs for 3D archery and a tipi tour before continuing to Lost Cabin trail camp. Hit the trail early to allow plenty of time to tour Rayado Lodge at Fish Camp and try to catch a trout in the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. After traversing the ridge trail high above the Rayado, a Search and Rescue mission awaits your crew at Carson Meadows. Learn about wilderness first aid and SAR techniques before heading down to the Abreu homestead. Tend to the chickens and goats and reward yourselves with a cold root beer at the cantina before heading to Aquila trail camp. Look for the Tooth of Time as you make your way to Miners Park, where you can climb the steep rocks under the guidance of Philmont's trained staff. Finally, head up Shaefer's Pass where you can traverse the ridge line before climbing to the breathtaking view from atop the Tooth of Time. Take a few minutes to look back over how far your crew has come in the past 10 days before heading down the ridgeline to Base Camp to end this amazing adventure.

Dry Camps: Comanche Peak; Aguila; Tooth Ridge;

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cyphers Mine Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
4Sawmill Conservation @ Cyphers MineShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  
5Comanche PeakTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
6Crooked Creek Hike over Comanche Peak  


Hike over Mount Phillips  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear Creek 


Tomahawks @ Clear Creek 
7Lost Cabin Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 


3D Archery @ Apache SpringsTrail Camp; 
8Carson Meadows Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish Camp 


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish Camp 
9Aguila Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Abreu)


Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Cabin Tour @ AbreuTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
10Miner's Park Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
11Tooth Ridge Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)


Climb Shaefer's Peak Trail Camp (Always dry); 
12Camping Headquarters HB Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; 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
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 4
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 4 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 4
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 4 Double Dip
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 6
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 7
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 7
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 8
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 10
Tooth of Time at Tooth Ridge on day 11 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