Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 7-6 Forward Virtual Tour

Challenging; Approximately 38 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available


This exciting itinerary will get you to the highest peak on Philmont Scout Ranch, and enjoy a nice variety of history and exciting programs to boot! Start your trek with a short hike through Ponil to Bent Camp, where your Ranger will pass on valuable skills. Head up the South Ponil Creek, where a train and logging trucks once traversed over 100 years ago. See what’s left of the old cabins at Pueblano Ruins, and join the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co. for some railroad tie making as you head Baldy Skyline Camp. Make your way up to historic Baldy Town and visit the museum and try your hand at assaying before settling in for a night of rest. Wake up early to begin your loop up to the summit of Baldy Mountain and enjoy the tremendous 360 degree views. Continue your circle down to Copper Park and into French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. Do a little blacksmithing before making your way back around to Baldy Town to reflect on your amazing day! Your last full day takes you to the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda, where you will get hands on lessons with tomahawks and muzzle loading rifles. The next morning you will make your way to the Trailhead for your bus pickup and your journey back to Base Camp where you can share your stories and experiences with Scouts from all over!

Unique Campsite: Baldy Skyline; Baldy Town; Baldy Town;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Bent Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)
3Baldy Skyline Hike over Wilson Mesa Trail Camp; 


Tie making @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
4Baldy Town Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Tour Historic Baldy Town Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Conservation Project @ Baldy SkylineCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  (Trail Camp; at Baldy Skyline)
5Baldy Town Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Climb Baldy Mountain @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Tomahawks  
7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Maxwell 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2PonilCantinaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Western Lore / Branding
Cantina Show
Climb Hart Peak
Gymkhana
Cavalcade
Cowboy Action Shooting
CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
spar pole climbing
4Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Mining History
6MirandaClimb Baldy Mountain
7CHQ HomeboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
This list is not complete and is dependent on the route you take each day.