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Challenging; Approximately 39 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 903


This itinerary provides a tour of the beauty and splendor of Philmont’s South country, as well as some exciting programs. Start at one of Philmont’s newest trail camps, aptly named “Arrowhead”. Make the short journey to Clarks Fork where you will have the day to enjoy the full complement of programs they have to offer. Ride Horses, try your hand at roping and branding, enjoy a hearty chuckwagon dinner and top the day off with an exciting campfire program. Make your way to Cimarroncito, where you will have a hands-on rock climbing experience. Be sure to stop and tour Hunting Lodge at some point before heading to the headwaters of Cimarroncito Creek and Cyphers Mine. This golden opportunity allows you to try your hand at panning for gold and learning the life of a miner. Enjoy the cool night at Thunder Ridge and rest up for the conservation project you will complete on the way to Sawmill. After helping blaze a piece of the new trail to the top of Cito Peak, be sure to enjoy the .30-06 rifle shooting and reloading programs at Sawmill. Wake up early and ascend the first of your back to back peaks, Comanche Peak. You will be camping at Mt. Phillips camp, not to far from the summit of Philmont’s second highest peak. These views will provide an unparalleled reward as you descend to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek the next morning. Here you will learn the life of the fur trapper working for the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and shoot muzzle loading rifles, throw tomahawks, and check out the Trapper Cabin. Your last hike is long but rewarding as you make your way down to the Tolby Trailhead. The views along this route are breathtaking and will make for a memorable experience as you reflect back on your trek, catch your bus, and make it back to Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Thunder Ridge; Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Arrowhead; Thunder Ridge; Sawmill;

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; 
3Clarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Horse Rides Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  
4Cimarroncito Food Pickup Showers;  


Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Hunting Lodge Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  
5Thunder Ridge Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineTrail Camp (Always dry); (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)
6Sawmill 30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  


Food Pickup Showers (wood stoked);  


Conservation Project @ Cito Peak SiteShowers (wood stoked);  
7Mt Phillips Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8Clear Creek Climb Mount Phillips  


Rocky Mountain Fur Company  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Tomahawks  
9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


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 CHQ Trailbound on day 2
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Trailbound on day 2
Cowboy Campfire at Clarks Fork on day 3
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 4
Climbing Gym at Cimarroncito on day 4
Traverse Wall at Cimarroncito on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Cabin Tour at Hunting Lodge on day 4
Blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine on day 5
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 5
Mine Tour at Cyphers Mine on day 5
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9