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Photos needed Back 2016 Trek 6 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 65 miles; Maps required: South, North


Your crew will climb mountains, shoot guns, overcome challenges, and enjoy the serene wilderness on this program packed trek in Philmont’s South, Central, and North Country. Hike over Lovers Leap and rugged Urraca Mesa where you will participate in challenge events that will help your crew work together for the duration of your trek. Enjoy the evening campfire filled with ghost stories, music, and legends of the Santa Fe Trail. Be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise from Inspiration Point. You will then be able to visit a Mexican homestead, drink cold root beer at the cantina, and enjoy a Mexican dinner at Abreu. Enjoy camping next to the rushing Rayado. Be sure to hike over Trail Peak and check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed while on a training mission in 1942. At Beaubien, enjoy branding, eating a chuckwagon dinner, taking part in a cowboy campfire, and riding horses down beautiful Bonito Canyon. Work on a project with the Conservation Department and continue your journey over beautiful Bonito Peak and Big Red to Red Hills Camp. From there, be sure to hike to the far western side of Mt. Phillips to view Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain before continuing over Comanche Peak. At Sawmill, you'll shoot and reload .30-06 rifles at one of Philmont's state of the art shooting ranges. Enjoy the hike down Sawmill Canyon to Ute Springs before your crew reloads and fires your own shotgun shells at Harlan. Burro racing at Harlan and rock climbing & rappelling at Dean Cow will cap off an incredible Philmont expedition! Next stop... Base Camp!

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


Bus to Lovers Leap TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Urraca Challenge Events  


Evening Campfire  
4Abreu Mexican Homestead Showers;  


Cantina Showers;  


Mexican Dinner Showers;  
5Beaubien Hike over Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Cowboy Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Beaubien Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
7Red Hills Hike over Big Red Trail Camp; 


Hike Over Bonito Peak Trail Camp; 
8Cyphers Mine Hike over Mount Phillips Showers (wood stoked);  


Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Stomp Showers (wood stoked);  
9Ute Springs Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)


Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 


Conservation @ Hidden ValleyTrail Camp; 
10Harlan Shotgun shooting/reloading - 12 Gauge  


Burro Racing  
11Dean Cow Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Bouldering Wall Showers;  
12Homebound Tent City Awards Campfire Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to 9 mile gateShowers; 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
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 6 Double Dip
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 6
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12