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Strenuous; Approximately 47 miles; Maps required: ; No KMZ data available

This trek offers a good mix of program along with some longer hiking days. Start your trek with a bus ride to Webster Trailhead and a short hike to Arrowhead for Ranger training and your first night on the trail. Hike with a visiting forester through the Demonstration Forest, try your hand at fly fishing in the Cito Reservoir, and tour the cabin at the Hunting Lodge. Make your way to Sawmill the next day for 30.06 reloading and shooting. Wake up early for your hike across the 2018 Ute Park fire burn scar where you’ll be able to observe the results of largest fire ever on Philmont property. At Cimarroncita, enjoy the hunter safety, 3-D archery, and new laser shooting range programs. Head into Baldy country to Baldy Skyline, stopping along the way at Santa Claus for reloading and shooting shotguns or Head of Dean for challenge course games. Stop off in Baldy Town to tour the museum and then get a good night’s sleep as you prepare for your ascent of Baldy Mountain at the new Black Horse Mine camp. Spend a little time celebrating at the highest point on Philmont Scout Ranch before exploring a beautiful new trail camp in a never-before-touched part of the backcountry, called Touch-Me-Not Creek. Take some time near the creek to ponder the flowing water and your crew’s long journey. A quick hike to Maxwell Trailhead the next morning and a longer bus ride will bring you back to where it all began…. Base Camp!

Unique Campsite: Arrowhead; Hunting Lodge; Black Horse; Black Horse; North Fork Urraca; Touch-Me-Not Creek;

Day/PlanCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1 CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2 Arrowhead Food Pickup @ CHQ TrailboundTrail Camp; (Commissary; Showers; Trading Post; at CHQ Trailbound)

Bus to Webster TrailheadTrail Camp; 
3 Hunting Lodge Western Lore / Branding @ Clarks Fork (Showers; at Clarks Fork)

Hunting Lodge Tour  

Fishing Opportunities  

Demonstration Forest @ Demonstration Forest 
4 Sawmill Gold Mining & Panning @ Cyphers MineShowers (wood stoked);  (Showers (wood stoked); at Cyphers Mine)

Ute Park Pass Hike Prep Showers (wood stoked);  

30-06 Shooting/Reloading Showers (wood stoked);  
5 ACimarroncita Food Pickup  

Hunter Education & Laser Range  


3D Archery  

Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone  
6 ABaldy Skyline Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
7 ABlack Horse Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)

Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 

Conservation Project @ Baldy SkylineTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Baldy Skyline)
8 ATouch-Me-Not Creek Mountain Man Rendezvous @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Tomahawks @ MirandaTrail Camp; 

Climb Baldy Mountain Trail Camp; 
9 CHQ 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
2CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
3Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
Hunting LodgeHike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
4Cyphers MineBlacksmithingShowers (wood stoked);
Mine Tour
SawmillHike through 2018 Ute Park Fire ZoneShowers (wood stoked);
6Head of Deanpickup crew based challenge events
Cimarroncita3D Archery
Hunter Education & Laser Range
Ute Park Pass Hike Prep
7Baldy TownClimb Baldy MountainCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Tour Historic Baldy Town
8MirandaMuzzle Loading Rifles
Climb Baldy Mountain
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.