Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 708 Forward Virtual Tour


rugged; Approximately 46 miles; Maps required: North, Valle; No KMZ data available


This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, gorgeous ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. Start your trek by hiking up Horse Canyon to Horse Canyon Camp. Next, take part in thought provoking initiative games and challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together at Dan Beard. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work on your navigation skills as you locate Beatty Lakes. Enjoy the view of Little Costilla and continue north to Ring Place on the following day as you bushwhack through tall ponderosa pine stands and enormous meadows. Side hike to Whiteman Vega to ride some of northern New Mexico's best mountain biking trails and work with the Philmont Conservation Department on a new bike trail! Return to Ring Place for folk weather forecasting and astronomy, where the night skies are great because there is no light for miles! Wake up early and head south until you hear the pinging of hammers driving rail spikes echo off the canyon walls at Metcalf Station. Railroading, morse code, and blacksmithing will come to life before your crew experiences a great campfire. Be sure to check out the Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs from 1300 CE before exploring Chase Canyon and the historic Chase Ranch. Next stop… Base Camp!

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Lover's Leap Bus to Lovers Leap TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Continental Tie & Lumber Showers;  


spar pole climbing Showers;  


Evening Campfire Showers;  
4Lookout Meadow Conservation @ Trail CanyonTrail Camp; (Trail Camp (Always dry); at Trail Canyon)
5Beaubien Fishing Lodge Tour @ Fish CampShowers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
6North Fork Urraca Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Black MountainTrail Camp; 
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.
- No photo available for this campsite or this program at this location. Click icon for specific needs.


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
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Fish Camp on day 5
Fly Tying at Fish Camp on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 5
Blacksmithing at Black Mountain on day 6
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