Home Treks Programs Campsites Virtual
Tour
Photos Tools Contact
US
Account
Info

Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 3 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 60 miles; Maps required: South


This program packed itinerary will give you all sorts of exciting options as you navigate through Philmont’s gorgeous Central and South Countries. At Harlan, your crew will learn how to reload shotgun shells before practicing their marksmanship at a scenic shooting range. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department before hiking on to Lost Gap. From there, try several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito before side hiking Hidden Valley and Window Rock. Be sure to tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest. Depending on the weather, your crew may then have an opportunity to side hike the Tooth of Time from Shaefers Pass. Next, hike over Black Mountain for the view or hike the lush North Fork Urraca Creek for its beauty and multiple stream crossings. At Black Mountain Camp, post-Civil War Union Soldiers will welcome your crew and share their knowledge of living on the western frontier. You'll shoot .58 caliber black powder rifles and learn blacksmithing skills that were vital for the time period. Your crew will then head to Beaubien for horse rides, a chuck wagon dinner, and cowboy campfire. Take the opportunity to side hike to Fish Camp on your layover day and leave no questions unanswered as to why Mr. Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria. Hike over Trail Peak to Crater Lake for spar pole climbing and camp at serene Bear Caves for the night. Enjoy the view from Aguila and cap off your trek with a wonderful Mexican dinner and root beer at Abreu. Hike through Zastrow for your final geocaching challenge. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Vaca Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Turkey Creek TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Lost Gap Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp; 


Water @ HarlanTrail Camp; 


Water @ Deer LakeTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Deer Lake)
4Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
5Cimarroncito Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  
6Shaefers Pass Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
7Black Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Hike over Black Mountain  


Post Civil War Settlers  


Blacksmithing  
8Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Hike to Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Fly Tying @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
10Bear Caves Hike over Trail Peak Trail Camp; 


Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeTrail Camp; (Showers; at Crater Lake)
11Abreu Mexican Homestead Showers;  


Mexican Dinner Showers;  


Cantina Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowShowers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Zastrow)


Hike to Zastrow TurnaroundShowers; 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.
- No photo available for this campsite or this program at this location. Click icon for specific needs.


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
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 4
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 6 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 8 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 9
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Dutch Oven Dessert at Zastrow on day 12
Rededication to Scouting at Zastrow on day 12
Woodbadge Museum at Zastrow on day 12