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Strenuous; Approximately 46 miles; Maps required: north; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 908


This challenging North Country itinerary will take you to Philmont’s highest point and get you great program opportunities along the way. You will start your trek off at Ponil Trailhead before hiking on to Sioux for the night. The next day you will hike to Pueblano Ruins but be sure to visit the loggers at Pueblano to learn logging skills with the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. and to experience their company meeting that night for a great musical experience. On your way to your next destination, be sure to stop at French Henry to explore the Aztec Mine or do some gold panning! Your next day brings you to Baldy Town to prepare for the following day’s summit: Baldy Mountain at 12,441 ft. above sea level. Early to bed, early to rise, so you can get down to the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda before hiking to Baldy Skyline where you will get a great view to reflect upon your accomplishment the previous day. After completing your conservation project and spending the night at Baldy Skyline, pass through Head of Dean and work with the facilitators to conquer some of their challenge course events. Next, you will hike to the newly reopened staffed camp, Santa Claus. Here you will enjoy the 12 gauge shotgun shooting and reloading program before camping there for the night. The following day you will spend the night at a new trail camp, Dean Skyline, before heading through Ponil to the Ponil Trailhead for your bus pickup and trip back to Base Camp!

Unique Campsite: Sioux; Pueblano Ruins; Baldy Town; Baldy Town;

DayCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2Sioux Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Campfire @ PonilTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)
3Pueblano Ruins Tie making @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 


spar pole climbing @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 


Campfire @ PueblanoTrail Camp; 
4Baldy Town Blacksmithing @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mine Tour @ French HenryCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
5Baldy Town Assaying Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Mining History Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  


Climb Baldy Mountain Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;  
6Baldy Skyline Conservation Project Trail Camp; 


Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 
7Santa Claus Challenge Events @ Head of Dean 
8Dean Skyline 12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading - @ Santa ClausTrail Camp; 
9CHQ Homebound Western Lore / Branding @ PonilCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Cantina @ PonilCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike to Ponil 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 Pueblano on day 3
Gold Mining & Panning at French Henry on day 4
Tour Historic Baldy Town at Baldy Town on day 5
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Miranda on day 6
Climb Baldy Mountain at Miranda on day 6
pickup crew based challenge events at Head of Dean on day 7
Cantina Show at Ponil on day 9
Climb Hart Peak at Ponil on day 9
Gymkhana at Ponil on day 9
Cavalcade at Ponil on day 9
Cowboy Action Shooting at Ponil on day 9
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9