Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 706 Forward Virtual Tour


rugged; Approximately 38 miles; Maps required: North


This great itinerary will enable your crew to experience a wide variety of program and hiking opportunities in Philmont's rugged North Country. Begin your trek by exploring the historic Chase Ranch and camping at Hellfire Canyon Camp for the night. Hike over the ridge to Indian Writings where you will tour the fascinating petroglyphs left be the Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 CE and work on an archaeological dig to discover more clues of their activities in the North Ponil Canyon. You will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project. Hike over rugged Hart Peak and above Horse Canyon towards Dan Beard where your crew will have to work together to complete the challenge course. Continue to Rich Cabins where you will step back in time and experience how homesteaders would have lived off the land many years ago. Enjoy the hike over Wilson Mesa and be amazed by the beautiful views of the Valle Vidal and Baldy Mountain. Continue south towards Pueblano, where the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Company will invite you to their Company Meeting Campfire. Wake up early and climb spar poles before hiking to Head of Dean and Elkhorn for the night. The views from Dean Skyline will be a great way to remember your final day as you hike to Ponil for a cool glass of root beer. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Rayado River Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Carson Meadows Tour Abreu Homestead @ Abreu (Showers; at Abreu)


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine  
4Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
5Beaubien Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
6Shaefers Pass Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Blacksmithing @ Black MountainTrail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ North Fork UrracaTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Trail Camp; at North Fork Urraca)
7Camping Headquarters HB Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; 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
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Cantina at Abreu on day 3
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Post Civil War Settlers at Black Mountain on day 6
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7