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Strenuous; Approximately 49 miles; Maps required: suth; No KMZ data available
Treks BookTrek 909


From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! Your bus will travel along the old Santa Fe Trail and drop you off at the former settlement of Rayado. Take a tour of their museum and learn about Kit Carson, then hit the trail into Philmont’s beautiful South country. After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp to Crater Lake. There, you’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a hearty chuckwagon dinner, and a campfire show that is not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy the beauty of Crooked Creek during your visit to the homesteading family there. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest at Comanche Creek! Make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek and learn about the fur trapping industry, then get ready to tackle Mt. Phillips! (And if you are up to it, side hike to Comanche Peak.) Take a load off and camp at Red Hills before making your way down to the Post Civil War Encampment at Black Mountain Camp. Here you will learn how to blacksmith, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and enjoy the serenity of camping along the North Fork Urraca Creek. Continue to be inspired by the beauty of this canyon and make your way to North Fork Urraca Camp, where you will make your ascent to Shaefers Pass camp. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers Peak, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, hang your bear bags and take it all in, as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at Base Camp!

Dry Camps: Shaefers Pass; Unique Campsite: Rayado River; Crater Lake; Red Hills; Shaefers Pass;

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


Kit Carson Museum @ RayadoTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Rayado TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3Crater Lake Conservation Project Showers;  


Tie making Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  
4Beaubien Campfire Showers (wood stoked);  


Climb Trail Peak Showers (wood stoked);  


Western Lore / Branding Showers (wood stoked);  


Chuck Wagon Dinner Showers (wood stoked);  


spar pole climbing @ Crater LakeShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers; at Crater Lake)
5Comanche Creek Horse Rides @ BeaubienTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Beaubien)


Homesteading @ Crooked CreekTrail Camp; 


Food Pickup @ Phillips JunctionTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Phillips Junction)
6Red Hills Rocky Mountain Fur Company @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Tomahawks @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 


Climb Mount Phillips @ Clear CreekTrail Camp; 
7Black Mountain Climb Big Red  


Post Civil War Settlers  


Muzzle Loading Rifles  


Blacksmithing  
8Shaefers PassTrail Camp (Usually dry); 
9CHQ Homebound Awards Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Shaefer's Peak Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail 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
Tomahawks at Rayado on day 2
Continental Tie & Lumber at Crater Lake on day 4
Hike over Fowler Mesa at Crater Lake on day 4
Tie making at Crater Lake on day 4
Western Lore / Branding at Beaubien on day 5
Climb Trail Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Hike over Lookout Peak at Beaubien on day 5
Cowboy Campfire at Beaubien on day 5
Cabin Tour at Crooked Creek on day 5
Animal Care at Crooked Creek on day 5
Fishing Opportunities at Phillips Junction on day 5
Muzzle Loading Rifles at Clear Creek on day 6
Hike via North Fork Urraca at Black Mountain on day 7
Visit the Villa Philmonte at CHQ Homebound on day 9
National Scouting Museum at CHQ Homebound on day 9