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Challenging; Approximately 55 miles; Maps required: South
/KML/2019/12 Day-04.KMZRoute 4

Explore territories previously unknown to Philmont with this SUPER SOUTH itinerary. Hop off the bus with your Philmont Ranger at the Zastrow Trailhead and hike along the flowing Rayado River to Old Abreu trail camp. From Old Abreu to Crags Camp, you will hike through massive geologic strata representing ancient landscapes from oceans to volcanoes. As you pass through Carson Meadows incident command center, your group may be called upon to help in a search and rescue. Crags Camp is a unique spot off the beaten path, and the hike to Agua Fria follows the path of a river that has spent countless eons cutting the entire valley you see before you today. Pull over at Fish Camp and walk away with a handmade fly and try to catch a fish after touring Waite Phillips’ Rayado Lodge. From Agua Fria to Garcia Cow, you will be crossing through Apache Springs and over Philmont’s southern boundary. Be one of the first to experience the new Wildlife Conservation program and learn the teachings of Ernest T. Seton. Make your way to Clear Creek and throw tomahawks, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and learn from the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. The next day’s climb of Mt. Phillips is steep and an early start is needed to avoid afternoon weather. After summitting Philmont’s second highest peak, you will get a break as you bed down at Red Hills for the night. Next, choose your favorite route to Beaubien and take a load off when you get there - you earned it! Sit in a saddle, pass the time with western lore, enjoy a chuckwagon supper as big as the West, and get ready for a wild evening performance, YEE-HAW! After a long siesta, get down to earth with an authentic Philmont Conservation experience and as you leave Beaubien and take advantage of the rare opportunity to see a WWII B24 Liberator crash on Trail Peak. Stop by Crater Lake to work with the loggers, then off to Miners Park and try your hand at rock climbing. Finally, it’s all downhill from Miners Park to your final camp at Stockade Ridge. Get to camp early and maximize your available time for a side hike up the iconic Tooth of Time. Use this timeless monument for personal reflection upon the journey behind you and a clear vision of what’s in front of you. Next stop…Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Old Abreu Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crags Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsTrail Camp; 
4Agua Fria Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fly Tying @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 

Fishing Opportunities @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 
5Garcia Cow Wildlife Conservation  

Jicarilla Apache Life @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)

Food Pickup @ Apache Springs 

3D Archery @ Apache Springs 
6Clear Creek Muzzle Loading Rifles  

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  
7Red Hills Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 
8Beaubien Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
9Beaubien Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
10Miner's Park Hike over Trail Peak Showers;  

Continental Tie & Lumber @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)

Food Pickup Showers;  
11Stockade Ridge Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's ParkTrail Camp; (Showers; at Miner's Park)
12Camping Headquarters HB Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Hike to Lovers Leap TrailheadCommissary; 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 Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 5
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 8 Double Dip
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 9 Double Dip
Climbing Tower at Miner's Park on day 11
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12