Photos needed Back 2021 Trek 9-13 Forward Virtual Tour

Plan A Only Plans A-D


Super Strenuous; Approximately 62 miles; Maps required: ; No KMZ data available


Your journey through the North and into the Central Country of Philmont starts where it all began...Ponil! Take the bus to Philmont's original base camp and grab a quick root beer before heading to Dean Cutoff camp so your Ranger can continue your skills training. Head through the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano for a quick introduction to logging skills before making your way into Philmont's historic mining area. Be one of the very few crews to camp at French Henry this summer, and take a tour of the Actec Mine, pan for gold, and get to work in the forge! After striking it rich at French, make your way to Baldy Town and grab some groceries before bedding down at Ute Meadows for a layover. here you will stage for your hike to the summit of Baldy Mountain, Philmont's highest peak. After conquering that challenge, you'll make the long journey to Cimarroncita to make preparations to hike through the 2018 Ute Park Fire burn scar. Pass through Sawmill for some training on the 30.06 rifle shooting and reloading programs, and rest up at Whistle Punk Camp. The next morning has your working with the Conservation Department to help blaze a trail to the top of Cito Peak. Your journey continues through another historic mining area at Cyphers Mine, down to one of Waite Phillips' rustic cabins at Hunting Lodge and then over to Clarks Fork. Enjoy some roping and branding and get ready for an awesome campfire program that will be sure to entertain you on your last night in the backcountry. A big final day is ahead of you as you rise early to get ready to conquer two peaks in one day: Shaefers Peak and the iconic Tooth of Time. March triumphantly into base camp after an amazing journey...you all made it!

Unique Campsite: Dean Cutoff; French Henry; Whistle Punk; Head of Dean; Cyphers Mine;

Day/PlanCampProgram FeaturesCampsite Features
1 CHQ Trailbound Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Opening Campfire Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Food Pickup Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  
2 Dean Cutoff Cantina @ PonilTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Ponil)


Western Lore / Branding @ PonilTrail Camp; 


Ranger Training Trail Camp; 


Bus to Ponil TrailheadTrail Camp; 
2 Cimarroncita Bus to Ute Park Trailhead 


Ranger Training  


Hunter Education & Laser Range  
3 French Henry Gold Mining & Panning  


Blacksmithing  


Mine Tour  


Tie making @ Pueblano 
3 Santa Claus 12 Gauge Shotgun shooting/reloading -  
4 Ute Meadows Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Challenge Events @ Head of DeanTrail Camp; 
5 Ute Meadows Climb Baldy Mountain @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; (Commissary; Trading Post; Showers; at Baldy Town)


Food Pickup @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Assaying @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Mining History @ Baldy TownTrail Camp; 


Conservation Project @ Baldy SkylineTrail Camp; (Trail Camp; at Baldy Skyline)
6 ACimarroncita Ute Park Pass Hike Prep  


Hunter Education & Laser Range  
7 AWhistle Punk Food Pickup @ SawmillTrail Camp; (Showers (wood stoked); at Sawmill)


Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone @ SawmillTrail Camp; 


30-06 Shooting/Reloading @ SawmillTrail Camp; 


Conservation Project Trail Camp; 
8 AClarks Fork Western Lore / Branding Showers;  


Campfire Showers;  


Hunting Lodge Tour @ Hunting LodgeShowers;  


Conservation Project @ Whistle PunkShowers;  (Trail Camp; at Whistle Punk)
9 CHQ Homebound Climb Tooth of Time Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Hike in via Tooth Ridge Trail Commissary; Showers; Trading Post;  


Awards Campfire 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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DayCampPotential Additional Program FeaturesCampsite Features
1CHQ TrailboundVisit the Villa PhilmonteCommissary; Showers; Trading Post;
National Scouting Museum
2PonilCantina ShowCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Climb Hart Peak
Gymkhana
Cavalcade
Cowboy Action Shooting
3PueblanoContinental Tie & Lumber
spar pole climbing
4Head of Deanpickup crew based challenge events
5Baldy TownTour Historic Baldy TownCommissary; Trading Post; Showers;
6Cimarroncita3D Archery
Hike through 2018 Ute Park Fire Zone
7SawmillUte Park Pass Hike PrepShowers (wood stoked);
8Clarks ForkCowboy CampfireShowers;
Hunting LodgeFishing Opportunities
Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock
Cabin Tour
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.