Photos needed Back 2019 Trek 8 Forward Virtual Tour


Challenging; Approximately 58 miles; Maps required: South


This itinerary provides a tour of the beauty and splendor of the South country, plus a great variety of program. Start at Philmont’s newest trail camp, aptly named “Arrowhead”. Get a quick glimpse of Clarks Fork on your way to Cimarroncito, where you will have a hands-on rock climbing experience. The next day’s climbing is less hands-on as your crew makes its way to the headwaters of Cimarroncito Creek and Cyphers Mine. This golden opportunity allows you to become a blacksmith’s apprentice and deep tunnel miner. As the cold darkness of night seeps in, the lights and lively music of ‘STOMP’ fill the air. Wake up early and ascend both Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips. These views will provide an unparalleled reward as you then make your descent to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek, then down to Comanche Creek. Next, take the time to visit the homestead at Crooked Creek before reaching Apache Springs and enjoying your layover for some much-needed rest and relaxation. While at Apache Spring, enjoy 3D Archery, the sweat lodge, an amazing sunset hike, and pay it forward with a conservation project. Then, take a serendipitous stroll downstream with the flowing waters of Agua Fria creek for your turn at fly tying and fishing (and hopefully catching!) at Waite Phillips’ favorite retreat, Fish Camp. Continuing downstream toward Abreu and you will see the results of the juggernaut forces of geology in the Rayado canyon. Stop by Carson Meadows incident command for a hasty SAR before continuing to the traditional New Mexican homestead at Abreu. Learn more about this region’s history and heritage at Abreu’s cantina over a glass of refreshing root beer! Don’t chase too many chickens as the last day’s hike will be your final test of experience and lessons learned up to this point. Hike through Stone Wall Pass as you make your way to Stockade Ridge. Rest up on your final night on the trail before you make your triumphant ascent of the Tooth of Time and hike in to Base Camp on your final leg of your journey

Dry Camps: Mt Phillips;

Trek
Day
CampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1Camping Headquarters TB Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Arrowhead Bus to Webster TrailheadTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 
3Cimarroncito Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks ForkShowers;  (Showers; at Clarks Fork)


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Food Pickup Showers;  
4Cyphers Mine Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Tour Hunting Lodge @ Hunting LodgeShowers (wood stoked);  
5Mt Phillips Hike over Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Hike over Mount Phillips Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Water @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
6Comanche Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7Apache Springs Homesteading @ Crooked CreekCommissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


Food Pickup Commissary;  
8Apache Springs Conservation Commissary;  


Sporting Arrows Commissary;  


3D Archery Commissary;  
9Fish Camp Fly Tying  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fishing Lodge Tour  
10Abreu Tour Abreu Homestead Showers;  


Mexican Dinner Showers;  


Cantina Showers;  


Cabin Tour Showers;  


Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine @ Carson MeadowsShowers;  
11Stockade RidgeTrail Camp; 
12Camping Headquarters HB Water @ Stockade RidgeCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Trail Camp; at Stockade Ridge)


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.
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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
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters TB on day 1
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 3
Advanced Rock Climbing Instruction at Cimarroncito on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Gold Mining & Panning at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 5
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 5 Double Dip
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 6
Hike over Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 6 Double Dip
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 8 Double Dip
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 8
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12
Seton Memorial Library and Philmont Museum at Camping Headquarters HB on day 12