Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 703 Forward Virtual Tour

challenging; Approximately 33 miles; Maps required: South; No KMZ data available

This challenging trek will enable your crew to attain new heights and enjoy meaningful program opportunities in Philmont's South Country. Begin your trek at the Zastrow Turnaround before hiking to Rayado River Camp for the night. On the following morning, pack up your gear and enjoy a cool root beer at Abreu Cantina before continuing on to Carson Meadows to help the staff with a search and rescue mission that will require your crew to work together. Enjoy the view from the Notch and the gorgeous hike up Rayado Canyon to Waite Phillips fishing lodge at Fish Camp. Fish the banks of the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks before continuing on to Agua Fria Camp for the night. The following day, you will have the opportunity to help Philmont's Conservation Department with a trail construction project on the way to the homestead at Crooked Creek. From there, enjoy the hike down Bonito Canyon and check out the wreckage of a B24 bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue on to Crater Lake where the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will teach you to scale spar poles before including you in their Company Meeting Campfire. Enjoy the view of the Tooth of Time and the loggers stories. Be sure to hike over Lovers Leap on the following morning. Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Bent Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)

Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; 

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Pueblano Ruins Hike over Wilson Mesa @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

Continental Tie & Lumber @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

spar pole climbing @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 

Tie making @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
4Baldy Town Tour Historic Baldy Town Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Baldy Town Side Hike Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Blacksmithing Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  

Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

7Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Express TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  

Awards Campfire Commissary; 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
Hike over Hart Peak at Ponil on day 2
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 2
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 2
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 2
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5 Double Dip
Blacksmithing at French Henry on day 5
Side Hike Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 6 Double Dip
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7