Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 7-14 Forward Virtual Tour

Super Strenuous; Approximately 48 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available


This exciting itinerary will enable your crew to explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Begin your trek by hiking and camping alongside the Rayado River at Old Abreu Camp and learn about the history of the Abreu family. During your next day, plan on taking a break at the entrance into Rayado Canyon, otherwise known as ‘The Notch’ before making your way through Rayado Canyon and getting wonderful views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peak while hiking to Fish Camp to tour Waite Phillips’ Rayado Lodge. Learn to tie flies and fish the same waters that our great benefactor loved so much. Proceed on alongside the Rayado Creek north to Comanche Creek Camp, and perhaps take a pit stop and visit the homesteading family at Crooked Creek Camp. The next day, climb Mt. Phillips and Comanche Peak on your way to Whistle Punk Camp. ‘Pay it forward’ as you spend a few hours contributing to a service project near Cimarroncito Peak that will be helping to blaze a trail to the summit. Enjoy the hike through Cyphers Mine as you meander downhill alongside babbling creeks. Enjoy learning about Waite Phillips’ other favorite retreat at Hunting Lodge and spend some time exploring the Demonstration Forest and Cimarroncito Reservoir. Hurry to Clarks Fork on your last morning to enjoy some western lore activities and join in on a trail ride. Have fun, but don’t miss your afternoon bus at Webster Trailhead!

Unique Campsite: Line Camp; Red Hills; Whistle Punk; Hunting Lodge;

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


Rayado Lodge Tour @ Fish CampTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Geocaching @ ZastrowTrail Camp; (Showers; at Zastrow)


Land Navigation / GPS Technology @ ZastrowTrail Camp; 


Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson Meadows 
4Red Hills Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
5Whistle Punk Climb Trail Peak Trail Camp; 


Climb Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 


Water Trail Camp; 
6Hunting Lodge Conservation Project @ Cyphers Mine (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)


Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers Mine 


Blacksmithing @ Cyphers Mine 


Hunting Lodge Tour  
7CHQ Homebound Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Horse Rides @ Clarks ForkCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Webster 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
ZastrowDutch Oven DessertShowers;
Rededication to Scouting
Woodbadge Museum
ATV Rider Course
3Fish CampRayado Lodge Tour
4Crooked CreekCabin Tour
Animal Care
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Cyphers MineStompShowers (wood stoked);
Mine Tour
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
7Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
CHQ 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.