Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 7-15 Forward Virtual Tour

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


This exciting itinerary will provide your crew with a program intensive trek, a chance for scenic views, forests, unique geology and more! Starting from the Nine Mile Trailhead, you will make your way to one of Philmont’s newest trail camps, Dean Skyline. The views to the North and South will take your breath away! Make your way down to Ponil for an action-packed day at the original base camp of Philmont! Brand your boots, do some roping, ride a horse, and enjoy a chuckwagon dinner before heading to the Cantina for a root beer and some wild west entertainment during their Cantina Show! Your next stop will be at Rich Cabins for a visit to the family homestead and to pick up more trail meals. Be ready for more great views as you hike through the Barker Wildlife Area; have your camera ready to capture them! Your journey will take you to the historic Rich family homestead at Rich Cabins. Tour their historic home and grab your next batch of trail meals so you can make your way to Dan Beard to test your teamwork skills on their challenge course elements. Your next day will take you to the Cimarron & Northwestern Ry. at Metcalf Station. They will be looking for your help in laying rail in the North Ponil Canyon for their new road. This important historical stop on your trek will allow you to learn about railroading and blacksmithing and enjoy another fantastic campfire program under the stars. This itinerary just keeps getting better as you will then head over to Chase Canyon and the Chase Cow Camp where you will be one of the first crews ever to rock climb at this spectacular new site. Reflect upon your amazing adventure as you head down for a tour of the Chase Main House for a tour, and to catch the bus back to Base Camp.

Unique Campsite: Dean Skyline; Metcalf Station; Chase Cow;

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


Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)


Bus to Nine Mile Gate TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Bent Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Horse Rides @ PonilTrail Camp; 


Chuck Wagon Dinner @ PonilTrail Camp; 


Cantina Show @ PonilTrail Camp; 
4Dan Beard Challenge Events Low Impact Camp;  


Homesteading @ Rich CabinsLow Impact Camp;  (Commissary; Low Impact Camp; at Rich Cabins)


Food Pickup @ Rich CabinsLow Impact Camp;  


Cabin Tour @ Rich CabinsLow Impact Camp;  
5Metcalf Station Railroading  


Blacksmithing  


Campfire  
6Chase Cow Conservation Project @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling  


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


Hike to Chase TrailheadCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Tour Historic Chase Ranch @ Chase RanchCommissary; 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
3PonilCantinaCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Climb Hart Peak
Gymkhana
Cavalcade
Cowboy Action Shooting
4Dan BeardLeave No Trace TrainingLow Impact Camp;
Rich CabinsEvening musicCommissary; Low Impact Camp;
Animal Care
5Metcalf StationMorse Code
6Indian WritingsArchaeologyShowers;
Petroglyphs Tour
Atl Atl Darts
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.