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Challenging; Approximately 63 miles; Maps required: North,Valle

This program intense trek follows rushing streams, discovers mountain meadows, and traverses lofty peaks across Philmont’s South and Central Country. You will start your trek with a gorgeous sunset at Toothache Springs. Stop by Abreu for a cool root beer before hiking to Carson Meadows where your crew will help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will require everyone to work together. From there, hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue on to Fish Camp. Enjoy fishing the same banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Creeks as Waite Phillips. From there, your crew will spend two days in some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer at Apache Springs. You will learn about the Jicarilla Apache and test your bow and arrow skills on our lifesize 3-D game targets. Enjoy the sweat lodge and work on a trail project with our Conservation Department near Buck Creek before exploring the homestead at Crooked Creek. Your hike to and stay at Wild Horse is guaranteed to be memorable, as it is one of our most beautiful trail camps. Next, booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and mountain men await you at Clear Creek before the challenging hike up Mt. Phillips. The hike will be tough, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. From there, climb over Comanche Peak and Big Red on your way to Comanche Pass. Enjoy gold mining, panning, blacksmithing, and The Stomp at Cypher’s Mine before testing your skills on several new climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Visit the Hunting Lodge, Demonstration Forest, and Clark’s Fork for horse rides before ascending the Tooth of Time on your way into Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Ponderosa Park;

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

Bus to Zastrow TurnaroundTrail Camp; 
3Carson Meadows Cantina @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)

Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
4Fish Camp Fly Tying  

Fishing Opportunities  

Fishing Lodge Tour  
5Apache Springs Food Pickup Commissary;  

Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

3D Archery Commissary;  
6Apache Springs Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
7Wild Horse Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 
8Mt Phillips Water @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
9Sawmill Hike over Comanche Peak Showers (wood stoked);  

Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 Showers (wood stoked);  

Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  
10Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  

Food Pickup @ Ute Gulch CommissaryShowers;  (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)

Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock @ Hidden ValleyShowers;  
11Ponderosa Park Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

Water @ Clarks ForkTrail Camp (Usually dry); 

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

Tooth of Time 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
Mexican Homestead at Abreu on day 3
3D Archery at Apache Springs on day 6 Double Dip
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 6 Double Dip
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 6
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 8
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 10
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 10
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Homebound Tent City on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Homebound Tent City on day 12