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Strenuous; Approximately 45 miles; Maps required: south; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 907


If your crew is interested climbing, mining, and muzzle loading rifles, then this itinerary is for you! Begin your journey at the Zastrow Trailhead with your Ranger and make your way to Aguila trail camp to continue your training. Your first staff camp will be a visit to Crater Lake where you learn skills from the loggers of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co, as well as complete your conservation project. Off to Miners Park for a unique climbing experience. Check out their climbing wall, climbing gym, and participate in crate stacking if you get the chance! Rest up that night, as your next day brings you your first mountain climbing experience! Climb up and over Shaefers Pass and climb to the top of Shaefers Peak and enjoy the views. Head down to Clarks Fork for some Western Lore activities, a chuckwagon dinner, and a boot stomping time at their evening campfire program. The next day brings your crew through the Demonstration Forest and Hunting Lodge for some time with the foresters or a tour of the Hunting Lodge. Cimarroncito will be your next camp, where you will be able to enjoy more rock climbing and rappelling on natural rock. The climbing gym and traverse wall at the camp also provide a unique climbing challenge. Up and at ‘em, as your next day takes you up to Cyphers Mine for an opportunity to get hands on experiences learning the life of a miner, pan for gold, tour the Contention Mine, and enjoy a rip-roaring time at The Stomp! Two more peaks await you, Comanche Peak, and Philmont’s second highest peak, Mount Phillips. You’ll spend the night at Mount Phillips camp before heading down and spending the rest of the day with the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. and learn how to throw tomahawks and shoot muzzle loading rifles. From there you will move on to the CS Ranch’s American Creek trail camp for the night at this new trail camp. Your journey is almost complete, but not before hiking down the Tolby Road Trail, which offers breathtaking views of the Wheeler Peak Range as you make your way to the Tolby Trailhead, and ultimately back to Base Camp.

Dry Camps: Aguila; Mt Phillips; Unique Campsite: Aguila; Cyphers Mine; American Creek;

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


Ranger Training Trail Camp (Usually dry); 


Bus to Zastrow TrailheadTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
3Miner's Park Conservation Project @ Crater LakeShowers;  (Showers; at Crater Lake)


Tie making @ Crater LakeShowers;  
4Clarks Fork Climb Shaefer's Peak Showers;  


Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  


Food Pickup @ Miner's ParkShowers;  (Showers; at Miner's Park)


Traverse Wall @ Miner's ParkShowers;  
5Cimarroncito Rock Climbing & Rappelling Showers;  


Cabin Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  
6Cyphers Mine Food Pickup @ CimarroncitoShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Cimarroncito)


Gold Mining & Panning Showers (wood stoked);  


Mine Tour Showers (wood stoked);  


Blacksmithing Showers (wood stoked);  


Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  
7Mt Phillips Climb Comanche Peak Trail Camp (Usually dry); 
8American Creek Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Muzzle Loading Rifles @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


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
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 3
Hike over Fowler Mesa at Crater Lake on day 3
spar pole climbing at Crater Lake on day 3
Cowboy Campfire at Clarks Fork on day 4
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Miner's Park on day 4
Fishing Opportunities at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Hunting Lodge Tour at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Hunting Lodge on day 5
Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Cimarroncito on day 6
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock at Cimarroncito on day 6
Climbing Gym at Cimarroncito on day 6
Traverse Wall at Cimarroncito on day 6
Stomp at Cyphers Mine on day 6
Climb Mount Phillips at Clear Creek on day 8
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9