Compare 2019 Trek 1 to 2018 Trek 2


2019 description: 'This unique trek offers the only opportunity to ride ATVs at Philmont Scout Ranch! Begin your journey at Lovers Leap Trailhead and make your way to Lovers Leap camp for Ranger training. The next day is on to Urraca Mesa where your crew can put their skills to the test on the challenge course under the watchful guidance of trained facilitators. The campfire at night is sure to both spook and entertain you! Get up early for the gorgeous sunrise from Inspiration Point, before making your way to Zastrow for a layover and an immersion in ATV operation and safety, administered by Philmont’s ATV Safety Institute certified instructors. After certification you will enjoy a trail ride that will be both challenging and exciting! You will also complete a conservation project at Zastrow to help build and maintain sustainable ATV trails. You will also enjoy the Dutch oven desserts and the Rededication to Scouting ceremony that night. Next, make your way to Lower Bonito camp which is a trail camp in a beautiful open meadow and enjoy the beautiful views and the open skies for star gazing. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful hike to Bear Canyon camp with a stop at one of Waite Phillips’ favorite places! Fish Camp will offer you the opportunity to tie your own fly and try to catch a trout. Tour the historic Rayado Lodge before making your way to camp for the night. The next day you will be headed over to Crooked Creek to visit the homesteaders that live there and help them with their daily tasks. Hiking up the Rayado Creek trail will be a special day, as you make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek. Here you will learn their trade, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and try your hands at tomahawks. The next day is a mountaintop experience as you climb Mt Phillips over to Comanche Peak Camp for the night. Next, head downhill to try your hand at panning for gold and blacksmithing at Cyphers Mine before ending up at Hunting Lodge where you can take a tour of another of Mr. Phillips’ favorite cabins. Your last day on the trail will take you through the Demonstration Forest for some lessons with the forester and a quick stop at Clarks Fork as you make your way to the Webster Trailhead and then back to base.'

2018 description: 'The ATV Rider Course and Trail Ride is a unique opportunity for crews choosing this trek! Start out by traversing across Lovers Leap and hiking to Urraca where you will be participate in crew building challenge events. Enjoy their campfire and rest well, but be sure to wake up for the sunrise at Inspiration Point. Be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time! From there, hike to Zastrow for a conservation project, followed by the chance to hone your land navigation skills. The following day, your crew will take the ATV Rider Course, which is administered by Philmont's All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute certified instructors. After completion of the training course, put your skills to the test on a specially designed ATV trail that is sure to be a memorable experience. Enjoy Dutch Oven Desserts and the Rededication to Scouting Program. Continue your trek by hiking to Abreu and beautiful Lower Bonito. Be sure to hike through Lookout Meadow and over Lookout Peak on your way to Fish Camp. You might even see the elk herd that frequents the surrounding mountains. At Fish Camp, learn to tie flies and fish the Agua Fria and Rayado Creeks, just as Mr. Phillips loved to do. Experience his fishing lodge while stepping back in time to the 1920's. From there, hike to Apache Springs where you will enjoy shooting lifelike 3-D targets and learning about the Jicarilla Apache. Continue to Buck Creek for the night, pick up food at Phillips Junction, and enjoy the walk along the Rayado Creek all the way to Clear Creek. Be ready to fully experience the Rocky Mountain Fur Company and shoot booming .50 caliber muzzle loading rifles. Hike over Mt. Phillips, before camping at Thunder Ridge and shooting .30-06 rifles at Sawmill. Camp at Lower Sawmill and enjoy hiking out through the Cimarroncita Ranch to the Ute Park Turnaround! Next stop… Base Camp!'

Day2019 Trek 1 Campsite2018 Trek 2 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Camping Headquarters TB  
2Lover's Leap  
3Urraca  
4Zastrow Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 1
Geocaching included in 2019 trek 1
Dutch Oven Dessert not included in 2019 trek 1
Rededication to Scouting not included in 2019 trek 1
 
5Zastrow Dutch Oven Dessert included in 2019 trek 1
Rededication to Scouting included in 2019 trek 1
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 1
 
6Lower Bonito Cantina included in 2019 trek 1
Cabin Tour included in 2019 trek 1
Hike over Fowler Mesa not included in 2019 trek 1
 
7Bear CanyonFish CampHike over Lookout Peak not included in 2019 trek 1
 
8Crooked CreekBuck CreekHomesteading included in 2019 trek 1
Food Pickup included in 2019 trek 1
Cabin Tour included in 2019 trek 1
3D Archery not included in 2019 trek 1
Jicarilla Apache Life not included in 2019 trek 1
 
9Clear Creek Tomahawks included in 2019 trek 1
Food Pickup not included in 2019 trek 1
 
10Comanche PeakThunder RidgeWater not included in 2019 trek 1
Water not included in 2019 trek 1
 
11Hunting LodgeLower SawmillBlacksmithing included in 2019 trek 1
Gold Mining & Panning included in 2019 trek 1
Tour Hunting Lodge included in 2019 trek 1
Mine Tour included in 2019 trek 1
Shooting/Reloading - .30-06 not included in 2019 trek 1
 
12Camping Headquarters HB Western Lore / Branding included in 2019 trek 1
Demonstration Forest included in 2019 trek 1