Compare 2015 Trek 14 to 2014 Trek 14


This program intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start off by visting the Historic Chase Ranch and seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it's right here in the North Ponil Valley! From there, visit the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and test your hunting skills with an atlatl. Next, your crew will visit historic Ponil where you will learn to rope, eat a chuckwagon dinner, enjoy a cantina show, and eat a cowboy breakfast before hiking to Dean Cow along Dean Skyline for rock climbing and rappelling. Get an early start on your way to Vaca and have fun burro racing at Harlan. Work on a great trail project with the Conservation Department and camp at Ute Springs for the night. Enjoy the cool hike up Grouse and Sawmill Canyons, where you'll be able to focus on the wildflowers and aspens instead of the heat! At Sawmill, Philmont's world class .30-06 reloading room and shooting range is guaranteed to be a highlight of your trek. From there, hike up to Comanche Peak Camp, but be sure to wake up early and watch the sunrise east of camp… it's one of Philmont's best! Next, the side hike over Comache Peak and Mt. Phillips will be challenging, but viewing Wheeler Peak, the Moreno Valley, and Baldy Mountain will be an unparalleled reward. Retrieve your gear and continue on to Big Red before descending to Comanche Pass and then to the Middle Fork Cimarroncito Creek. Relax at Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge, fish the Cimarroncito Reservoir, and side hike Window Rock. Visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork. Then your final test awaits… The Tooth of Time! Enjoy the peak and your last night on the trail, before hiking into Base Camp.

Day2015 Trek 14 Campsite2014 Trek 14 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Hells fire Canyon Tour Historic Chase Ranch included in 2015 trek 14
Tyrannosaurus Rex Track not included in 2015 trek 14
Water not included in 2015 trek 14
 
3Indian Writings Tyrannosaurus Rex Track included in 2015 trek 14
atlatl darts included in 2015 trek 14
 
4Ponil  
5Dean Cow Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2015 trek 14
 
6Vaca  
7Ute Springs  
8Sawmill  
9Red HillsComanche PeakClimb Mount Phillips included in 2015 trek 14
Climb Comanche Peak included in 2015 trek 14
Water not included in 2015 trek 14
 
10Hunting Lodge Climb Black Mountain included in 2015 trek 14
Hike over Mount Phillips not included in 2015 trek 14
Hike over Comanche Peak not included in 2015 trek 14
 
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City