Compare 2015 Trek 10 to 2014 Trek 10


This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable you to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enormous grass filled vegas, large ponderosa pine stands, and rugged mountains to the north of Philmont. You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start your trek with thought provoking initiative games and challenge events that will bring your crew together at Dan Beard. From there, you will help our staff with an important search and rescue mission at Seally Canyon. Navigate your crew over the north ridge and visit the historic Ring Place before riding some of the best mountain biking trails in northern New Mexico at Whiteman Vega. Work on a trail project with the Conservation Department and preview your Baldy Mountain ascent from the meadow on the north end of McCrystal Creek, as it is an unparalleled vantage point. Enjoy the serenity of Iris Park and Greenwood Canyon before continuing south back onto Philmont property. Take time to review all of the ground you covered in the Valle Vidal from Baldy’s northern ridgeline and peak! Visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s gold producing Aztec Mine and historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, pick up burros at Miranda, and camp at Baldy Skyline for the night. Enjoy the hike down the South Ponil Canyon or along Dean Skyline before dropping off your burros and capping off your trek at Ponil. Cowboy Action Shooting, boot branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast will leave your crew with amazing memories of their trek just before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!

Day2015 Trek 10 Campsite2014 Trek 10 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Sioux  
3Dan Beard Leave No Trace Training included in 2015 trek 10
Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 10
 
4Seally Canyon Wilderness Medicine not included in 2015 trek 10
 
5Whiteman Vega Food Pickup included in 2015 trek 10
Conservation included in 2015 trek 10
Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 10
 
6Iris Park Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 10
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 10
 
7Upper Greenwood Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 10
 
8Baldy Town Food Pickup included in 2015 trek 10
 
9Baldy Town  
10Baldy Skyline  
11Ponil Cantina Show included in 2015 trek 10
Cantina not included in 2015 trek 10
 
12Homebound Tent City Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2015 trek 10