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Super Strenuous; Approximately 83 miles; Maps required: South, North

This program filled trek will give you a chance to pass over Wilson Mesa, climb Baldy Mountain, and hike the Tooth of Time! Start your trek with a cool glass of root beer at Ponil before making your way to Flume Canyon for the night. Climb spar poles and cut cross ties with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano before heading over beautiful Wilson Mesa to Rich Cabins. At Rich, you will learn how the old homesteaders survived in the mountains and be treated to an evening of entertainment. Hike to Upper Greenwood and rest up for your mountain challenge on the following day. Hike to the Baldy ridgeline, hang your smellables, and side hike the northern shoulder of Baldy Mountain to the summit! Return to your packs and continue on to Copper Park for the night. From Copper Park, hike to French Henry to learn blacksmithing skills and to explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine. The following day, tour historic Baldy Town and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Work on a trail project near Baldy Skyline with the Conservation Department and hike to Head of Dean for challenge events. Continue hiking and enjoy the view from Dean Skyline on your way to Elkhorn. Test your rock climbing skills at Dean Cow and enjoy reloading your own shotgun shells before firing them at Harlan's scenic shooting range. Your crew will be able to reflect on their journey at cool Aspen Springs before hitting the trail and heading to Clark’s Fork via Hidden Valley and Window Rock. Test your roping skills, enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, and cap off the evening with a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early, fill your water bottles, and hit the trail towards Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Trailbound Tent City Opening Campfire Commissary; Trading Post;  
2Flume Canyon Ranger Training Trail Camp; 

Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Rich Cabins Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoCommissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Hike over Wilson Mesa Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Homesteading Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  

Evening Campfire Commissary; Low Impact Camp;  
4Upper GreenwoodLow Impact Camp; Trail Camp; 
5Copper Park Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
6Baldy Skyline Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 
7Elkhorn Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
8Dean Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  
9Harlan Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  

Burro Racing  
10Aspen Springs Conservation @ HarlanTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
11Clarks Fork Horse Rides Showers;  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  

Cowboy Campfire Showers;  

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestShowers;  
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
Leave No Trace Camping at Rich Cabins on day 3
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 6 Double Dip
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 6
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 10 Double Dip
Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge at Harlan on day 10 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork 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