Compare 2016 Trek 1 to 2015 Trek 1


Is your crew looking for a program packed itinerary in addition to seeing the sunset at Philmont’s highest camp? Look no further. This trek starts by hiking past Cathedral Rock and the picturesque Cimarroncito Reservoir. Check out the Demonstration Forest and hike by Window Rock before climbing several new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. From there, the cool hike up the North Fork Cimarroncito Creek will let you focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Cyphers Mine, Charlie Cyphers and his miners will teach you how to blacksmith, mine for gold, and treat you to mining music at night! Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. You will then meet the mountain men of Clear Creek while shooting .50 caliber black powder rifles before resting at Comanche Creek Camp for the night. From there you will learn how the homesteaders made a living in the mountains at Crooked Creek before working with our Conservation Department on a trail project near Buck Creek. At Apache Springs, you will shoot 3-D animal archery targets and learn the ways of the Jicarilla Apache. Enjoy the hike down the Agua Fria to Fish camp where you will tour Mr. Phillips fishing lodge, learn how to tie flies, and fish the same waters that Waite loved so dearly. Enjoy the hike down Rayado Canyon past Lookout, Crater, and Rayado Peak on your way to the Notch and then help the staff at Carson Meadows with an important search and rescue mission. From there, enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and a cool root beer at the cantina, but be sure to prepare yourself for the final leg of your journey… Lovers Leap and The Tooth of Time!

Day2016 Trek 1 Campsite2015 Trek 1 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Minnette MeadowsCathedral Rock 
3Cimarroncito Hike via Hidden Valley / Window Rock not included in 2016 trek 1
 
4Cyphers Mine  
5Mt Phillips  
6Comanche Creek  
7Apache Springs  
8Apache Springs  
9Fish Camp  
10Abreu  
11Stockade Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City