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Photos needed Back 2017 Trek 3 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 57 miles; Maps required: South


Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary, including sunrise and sunset from Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek begins by exploring Philmont's newest property addition, the Cimarroncita Ranch. Enjoy views of Baldy from Minette Meadows. Hike through Ute Park pass before rock climbing at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat. At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Wake up early for sunrise over Deer Lake Mesa and head down to meet the mountain men of Clear Creek. Shoot .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets, learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache, and work on a forest restoration project. Enjoy the hike down the Agua Fria to Fish Camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips' fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that he loved so dearly. The next morning, hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peaks on your way to the Notch, and then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the Abreu cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and the Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire @ Homebound Tent CityCommissary; Trading Post;  (Showers; Trading Post; at Homebound Tent City)
2Minnette Meadows Bus to Ute Park TurnaroundTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
4Cyphers Mine Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
5Mt Phillips Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
6Comanche Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7Apache Springs Homesteading @ Crooked CreekCommissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


Sweat Lodge Commissary;  


Food Pickup Commissary;  
8Apache Springs Conservation Commissary;  


Sporting Arrows Commissary;  
9Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
10Abreu Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsShowers;  


Mexican Homestead Showers;  


Cantina Showers;  


Mexican Dinner Showers;  
11Stockade Ridge Water @ StockadeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Stockade)
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.
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6 Double Dip
Archery at Apache Springs on day 8
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 8 Double Dip
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12