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Challenging; Approximately 71 miles; Maps required: South

This challenging itinerary is overflowing with wonderful program opportunities and will give your crew the option of hiking all of Philmont’s Central Mountains… if you’re up to the challenge! You will begin your trek hiking along the beautiful Rayado Creek. Drink a cool root beer and learn about the Mexican Homestead at Abreu before spending your first night at Old Abreu. Your crew will then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission! Enjoy the hike to and view from The Notch before entering into Rayado Canyon and descending to Crags for the night. The hike to Fish Camp and Phillips Junction will leave no questions unanswered as to why Waite Phillips loved to spend time on the banks of the Rayado. Spend two nights at Beaubien where you will side hike Trail Peak and enjoy branding, a chuckwagon dinner, and a wonderful cowboy campfire. Work on a project with the Conservation Department before your crew faces a tough mountain challenge. Hike over beautiful Bonito Peak on your way to Red Hills. Be sure to hike all the way to the west side of Mt. Phillips for the best views of Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain. You will then continue your mountain journey over Comanche Peak, Big Red, and Black Mountain! At Black Mountain Camp, you will be greeted by post-Civil War Union Soldiers and booming .58 caliber black powder rifles. From there, enjoy blacksmithing, gold mining, panning, and The Stomp at Cyphers Mine. Tour Mr. Phillips Hunting Lodge, hike by Window Rock and Hidden Valley, and rock climb at Cimarroncito. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Upper Clarks Fork before you begin the final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

Dry Camps: Upper Clarks Fork;

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

Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Crags Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Beaubien Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Beaubien Hike over Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Black Mountain Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Hike Over Bonito Peak  

Hike over Black Mountain  

7Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 

Hike over Big Red Trail Camp; 
8Cyphers Mine Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  

Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
9Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
10Cimarroncito Conservation Showers;  

Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  
11Upper Clarks Fork Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Visit Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration ForestTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Showers; Trading Post;  

Tooth of Time 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
Fishing Opportunities at Fish Camp on day 4
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 5 Double Dip
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 6
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 8 Double Dip
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 8
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 9
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 9
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 10
Western Lore / Branding at Clarks Fork on day 11 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