Photos needed Back 2022 Trek 9-5 Forward Virtual Tour

Rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available

Sweep across Philmont’s mountainous south country in this adventure-filled trek! Start your trek by hiking through Clarks Fork on your way over Shaefers Pass, where you can side hike the 9.350 ft. Shaefers Peak before making it to Miners Park for some rock climbing and rappelling excitement! From there, hike up the beautiful North Fork Urraca Creek to Black Mountain camp and learn blacksmithing and marksmanship skills from the soldiers at this post Civil War encampment. Then, it's off to Beaubien for branding, roping, and horseback rides. The hearty chuckwagon dinner, a cowboy campfire, and views of one of the most beautiful meadows at Philmont are all sure to please! After your layover, your journey will bring you through Phillips Junction for a resupply of sustenance, then onward to the homesteading family living at Crooked Creek. Help them tend to their animals and enjoy their rustic home before making it to Comanche Creek to rest for the night, as you will need your energy to conquer Mount Phillips the next day! Once on top of Mount Phillips, views of the Moreno Valley, Wheeler Peak, and Baldy Mountain will leave lasting memories for your crew! Camp at Clear Creek with the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. for some muzzle loading rifles and tomahawks before hiking down through the scenic Tolby Meadows and down to the Tolby Trailhead, enjoying tremendous views the entire way. Next stop… Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Upper Clarks Fork; Unique Campsite: Upper Clarks Fork;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Upper Clarks Fork Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp (Usually dry); (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Ranger Training Trail Camp (Usually dry); 

Bus to Webster TrailheadTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
3Miner's Park Climb Shaefer's Peak Showers;  

Traverse Wall Showers;  
4Black Mountain Post Civil War Settlers  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Rock Climbing & Rappelling @ Miner's Park (Showers; at Miner's Park)

Food Pickup @ Miner's Park 
5Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  

Horse Rides Showers (wood stoked);  

Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  
6Beaubien Conservation Project Showers (wood stoked);  

Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  

Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
7Comanche Creek Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Animal Care @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
8Clear Creek Climb Mount Phillips  

Muzzle Loading Rifles  

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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
4Black MountainHike via North Fork Urraca
Miner's ParkTraverse WallShowers;
Crate Stacking
6BeaubienWestern Lore / BrandingShowers (wood stoked);
Climb Trail Peak
Climb Lookout Peak
Cowboy Campfire
7Crooked CreekCabin Tour
Phillips JunctionFishing OpportunitiesCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
8Clear CreekRocky Mountain Fur Company
9CHQ 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.