Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 7-11 Forward Virtual Tour

Strenuous; Approximately 44 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


This Central Country loop brings you deep into the Philmont backcountry, and near the Ute Park Fire burn scar. Begin your trek by camping at the new Arrowhead Trail Camp as your Ranger gives you important guidance. On the following day, make your way through Hunting Lodge and visit Waite Phillips’ hunting cabin, then hike upstream to Cyphers Mine. Enjoy the immersion in history and the hands on opportunities to pan for gold, blacksmith, and tour an actual gold mine; all of these build up the anticipation for The Stomp evening campfire program. Wake up early and journey on towards Sawmill, where along the way you will stop for your conservation project. Be one of the crews that blazes a trail to the top of Cito Peak! After your conservation project, head to Sawmill for an opportunity to participate in metallic cartridge reloading and rifle shooting. It will be an experience you won't forget! Moving deeper into the backcountry brings you up and over two of Philmont's South Country peaks. First you will climb Comanche Peak, then make your way to Mount Phillips camp for the night. The next morning will bring your crew over Mount Phillips, which is Philmont's second highest peak. Make your way to Clear Creek from there, where you will work with the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. for a tomahawk throwing competition. Camp that night on the CS Ranch's Tolby Headwaters Camp before making your way down the Tolby Road Trail the next morning. Though long, this trail brings to you some of the most glorious views of Wheeler Peak and Eagle Nest Lake, so have your cameras ready as you make your way to the trailhead and back to base.

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Arrowhead; Cyphers Mine; Sawmill; Mt Phillips; Tolby Headwaters;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Arrowhead Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)


Bus to Webster TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cyphers Mine Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Hunting Lodge Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  
4Sawmill 30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  


Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  
5Mt Phillips Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
6Tolby Headwaters Climb Mount Phillips @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Tolby 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
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
4SawmillUte Park Pass Hike PrepShowers (wood stoked);
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
6Clear CreekMuzzle Loading Rifles
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.