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Challenging; Approximately 37 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 901


This rugged South Country itinerary sees it all and will push your crew to the limits. After starting out at Zastrow Trailhead, you’ll spend the night at Old Abreu. Stop along the way to visit the New Mexican homestead at Abreu and enjoy a nice cool glass of root beer in the Cantina. Hiking through Rayado Canyon to Fish Camp on Day 3 will be a beautiful hike through this special canyon. Your next day’s hike takes you to Apache Springs where you get to experience the activities of the Jicarilla Apache, 3D archery, sporting arrows, a sweat lodge, and the sunset meadow hike to cap off a great day. Get up the next morning to complete your conservation project before hiking to one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps, Garcia Cow Camp. Here you will learn about Wildlife Conservation and the teachings of Ernest Thompson Seton. The next two days will take you to Wild Horse Camp and Clear Creek, so be on the lookout for the magnificent elk heard that frequents this area. Experience life as a mountain man working for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and try your hand at muzzle loading rifles and Tomahawk throwing. Get up early the next morning to side hike Mount Phillips before heading to your final trail camp at Tolby Headwaters. Though the last day on the trail is long, the journey down to the Tolby Trailhead is gorgeous and will allow you to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Wheeler Peak, the tallest peak in New Mexico. Get your cameras ready! Keep heading down this scenic route, where you will be picked up by your bus at the trailhead. Next stop… Base Camp!

Unique Campsite: Garcia Cow; Wild Horse; Tolby Headwaters;

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


New Mexican Homestead @ AbreuTrail Camp; (Showers; at Abreu)


Cantina @ AbreuTrail Camp; 


Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Fish Camp Rayado Lodge Tour  


Fishing Opportunities  


Fly Tying  
4Apache Springs Sporting Arrows Commissary;  


Jicarilla Apache Life Commissary;  


3D Archery Commissary;  
5Garcia Cow Food Pickup @ Apache Springs (Commissary; at Apache Springs)


Conservation Project  


Wildlife Conservation  
6Wild HorseTrail Camp; 
7Clear Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Tomahawks  
8Tolby Headwaters Climb Mount Phillips Trail Camp; 
9CHQ 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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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 CHQ Trailbound on day 2
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Trailbound on day 2
Homesteading at Abreu on day 2
3D Archery at Apache Springs on day 5
Jicarilla Apache Life at Apache Springs on day 5
Sweat Lodge at Apache Springs on day 5
Corn Grinding at Apache Springs on day 5
Sporting Arrows at Apache Springs on day 5
Ernest T Seton History at Garcia Cow on day 5
Climb Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 7
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9