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Rugged; Approximately 43 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 906


This program packed itinerary loops through the Philmont North Country and combines high peaks and beautiful vistas with Southwest history. The adventure begins with a bus from Base Camp to the Six-Mile Gate Trailhead and a short hike to the first confirmed T-Rex footprint in the world. You’ll make your way to Anasazi trail camp where your Ranger will pass on important skills. Head up the North Ponil Canyon through Indian Writings where you will see Ancestral Puebloan petroglyphs then listen for the echo of the mauls striking spikes as you make your way to Metcalf Station to learn what life was like on the railroad. You’ll help rebuild the old rail line and enjoy great music and stories at the evening campfire program. The next day you will be rewarded with a chance to do some horseback riding, roping, and branding at Ponil. Enjoy a cold and refreshing root beer at the cantina, chow down on a delicious chuckwagon meal and prepare to be entertained at the evening Cantina Show! Head up the North Ponil River to the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. at Pueblano where your crew can climb spar poles and make rail ties before enjoying yet another amazing campfire performance. Move on up to Ute Meadows for a layover and prepare yourself with rest and reflection before your ascent of Philmont's highest peak. Climbing to the top of the 12,441 ft. Baldy Mountain is sure to be the highlight of your Philmont adventure! You’ll have the option to enjoy the loop around through Copper Park and on to the Aztec Mine at French Henry, eventually ending up back at the old mining town at Baldy Town. Your next day is just a short hike to Miranda where you will have plenty of time for muzzle loading rifles, tomahawks and the mountain man rendezvous. Your final hike brings you to the Maxwell Trailhead for your trip back to Base Camp. What a trek!

Unique Campsite: Ute Meadows; Ute Meadows;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Anasazi Tyrannosaurus Rex Track Trail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Six Mile GateTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)
3Metcalf Station Petroglyphs Tour @ Indian Writings (Showers; at Indian Writings)


Railroading  


Blacksmithing  


Campfire  
4Ponil Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Cantina Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Horse Rides Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Campfire Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Pueblano Conservation Project @ Flume Canyon (Trail Camp; at Flume Canyon)
6Ute Meadows Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)
6Pueblano Tie making  


Campfire  
6Ute Meadows spar pole climbing @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
7Ute Meadows Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Gold Mining & Panning @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Mine Tour @ French HenryTrail Camp; 


Climb Baldy Mountain @ Ute Gulch CommissaryTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; at Ute Gulch Commissary)
8Miranda Mountain Man Rendezvous  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


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


Hike to Maxwell 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.
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track at Six Mile Gate on day 2
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Trailbound on day 2
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Trailbound on day 2
Archaeology at Indian Writings on day 3
Atl Atl Darts at Indian Writings on day 3
Morse Code at Metcalf Station on day 3
Cantina Show at Ponil on day 4
Climb Hart Peak at Ponil on day 4
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 4
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 4
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 4
Continental Tie & Lumber at Pueblano on day 6
Climb Baldy Mountain at Baldy Town on day 7
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 7
Blacksmithing at French Henry on day 7
Climb Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9