Compare 2021 Trek 11 to 2020 Trek 11


Enjoy a grand tour of Philmont’s South Country and have an opportunity to be one of the first crews to explore new territory on Philmont’s neighbors to the South. Start your trek by visiting famous pioneer Kit Carson’s home at Rayado Rancho, along the Santa Fe Trail. Your journey takes you along the creek to Olympia, and through Zastrow for a little geocaching before making it to the Abreu family homestead. Listen to the lively water rushing past your campsite, enjoy root beer at the cantina and a delicious Mexican dinner to cap off your day. In the morning, make your way up Fowler Mesa to Bear Caves camp, and if you have the energy, visit Crater Lake for their lively campfire program. Wake up early and get to Crater Lake first thing so you will can have the chance to try your hand at Spar Pole climbing for the Continental Tie and Lumber Co. From there, you will make your way to Miners Park for rock climbing and rappelling. Enjoy a beautiful hike up the North Fork Urraca as you pass through Black Mountain Camp on your way over Big Red to a new trail camp called Divide. Get some rest, as you will need it as you continue to climb upwards to get over Comanche Peak and Mt. Phillips, all in one day! Meet the fur trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at the end of the day and learn their trade and throw some tomahawks. Follow the Rayado for a peaceful night at Phillips Junction before heading to beautiful Apache Springs the next day. Your layover at Apache will be a welcome respite from the trail, but be ready for your conservation project and to learn about the life of the Jicarilla Apache, try your hand at 3D archery, and enjoy some time in the sweat lodges. Leaving Apache Springs after your layover will take you into new territory, and through one of Philmont’s newest staffed camps, Garcia Cow Camp. Learn about the teachings of Ernest Thompson Seton and the history of wildlife conservation as you pass through this camp on your way to American Creek Camp for the night. Your last day on the trail takes you through the Colin Neblett Wildlife Area on the beautiful Tolby Trail. Next stop…Base Camp!

Day2021 Trek 11 Campsite2020 Trek 11 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Olympia  
3Abreu  
4Bear Caves  
5Miner's Park  
6Divide  
7Clear Creek  
8Phillips Junction  
9Apache Springs  
10Apache Springs  
11American Creek  
12CHQ Homebound