Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 709 Forward Virtual Tour

rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: South; No KMZ data available

This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore most all of Philmont's Central and South Country. Begin your trek by camping at one of Philmont's new trail camps named after Waite Phillips original name for Philmont, his Hawkeye Ranch. Your crew will then have the opportunity to work with Philmont's Conservation Department on a new trail construction project near Visto Grande before continuing on to Cimarroncito to test your rock climbing and rappelling skills. Hike up the beautiful North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine, where Charlie and his miners will show you a good time. Explore the mine, learn to blacksmith, and be entertained by mining stories at The Stomp. From there, hike to Beaubien over Big Red and Bonito Peak or via rugged Black Mountain if your crew is up for the challenge. At Beaubien, your crew will test their roping skills, learn to brand, cook a chuckwagon dinner, and enjoy a cowboy campfire. Be sure to wake up early on the following morning so your crew has time to see the wreckage of a B-24 Bomber that crashed on top of Trail Peak in 1942. Continue down Fowler Mesa to Aguila to enjoy the view before hiking to Zastrow for the night. See if you can beat the fastest time on the land navigation course and then be treated to Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Ceremony. Enjoy the hike east to Kit Carson's former home at Rayado Rancho. Next stop… Base Camp!

CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Old Abreu Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 

Tour Abreu Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)

Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Lower BonitoTrail Camp; 
4Beaubien Conservation Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Evening Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionShowers (wood stoked);  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Apache Springs Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  

3D Archery Commissary;  

Sweat Lodge Commissary;  
6Clear Creek Wildlife Conservation @ Garcia Cow 

Rocky Mountain Fur Company  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

7Camping Headquarters HB Hike to Tolby 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
Cantina at Abreu on day 2
Hike over Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 4
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7
National Scouting Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 7