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Super Strenuous; Approximately 92 miles; Maps required: South, North

This is the only trek that will enable your crew to bag Philmont's triple crown… Baldy Mountain, Mt. Phillips, and The Tooth of Time! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek by enjoying the view of Little Costilla from Sioux Camp. Pick up burros at Ponil and visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano where you will climb spar poles and be treated to the logger's Company Meeting Campfire. Drop your burros off and throw tomahawks at Miranda, before hiking to Ute Meadows. A two day stay there, will give you time to climb rugged Baldy, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and visit historic Baldy Town. Next, overcome difficult obstacles on the challenge course at Head of Dean. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande and camp at Martinez Springs for the night. Continue across the Bench to reload and shoot your own 12 gauge shotgun shells at Harlan. The cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, our world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. Continue on to Comanche Peak Camp where you begin your final mountain challenge. Wake up early and watch the sunrise just east of Comanche Peak Camp, then side hike Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips. Return to camp, grab your packs, and hike over Big Red and Black Mountain. Shoot .58 caliber black powder rifles and learn to blacksmith at Black Mountain Camp where Post Civil War Settlers will greet you. Enjoy the hike down North Fork Urraca Creek and be sure to fill up all of your water bottles. Hike over Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time before your triumphant return to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Lower Sawmill; Comanche Peak; Tooth Ridge;

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

Bus to Ponil TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Pueblano Cantina @ Ponil (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Burro Packing @ Ponil 

Continental Tie & Lumber  

Company Meeting  
4Ute Meadows Return Burros @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
5Ute Meadows Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Tour Historic Baldy Town @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Blacksmithing @ French HenryTrail Camp; 

Side Hike Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
6Santa Claus Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
7Martinez SpringsTrail Camp; 
8Lower Sawmill Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge @ HarlanTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
9Comanche Peak Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)

Water @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Conservation @ SawmillTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
10Black Mountain Hike over Mount Phillips  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Post Civil War Settlers  

Hike over Big Red  

Hike over Comanche Peak  

Hike over Black Mountain  
11Tooth Ridge Tooth of Time Trail Camp (Always dry); 

Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Always dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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
Western Lore / Branding at Ponil on day 3
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 3
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 3
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 3
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 3
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 4 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 4 Double Dip
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 5
Mine Tour at French Henry on day 5
Burro Racing at Harlan on day 8
Blacksmithing at Black Mountain on day 10 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12