Compare 2016 Trek 17 to 2015 Trek 17


Start this rugged trek by seeing the only confirmed T-Rex track in the world! From there, be one of a few crews to camp at Campos Canyon, located on the Heck Tract of Ted Turner's Vermejo Park Ranch. You will hike past bizarre rock outcroppings on your way to rock climb and rappell at Dean Cow, before camping at New Dean for the night. Hike to Head of Dean and test your crew skills with initiative games and challenge course events that will encourage your crew to work together. From there, work on a trail project with the Conservation Department at Baldy Skyline before camping for two nights at one of Philmont's most beautiful camps, Ewells Park. Check to see if the southeast campsite is available so you can watch the sunset over Baldy while eating dinner. Get your rest and wake up early to climb over Baldy Mountain and visit historic Baldy Town. From Ewells, visit French Henry to explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. Then, take in the view from Copper Park before hiking to Upper Greenwood Canyon for the night. Head northeast into the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest to experience the incredible ponderosa pine stands and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Camp at Iris Park and Ring Place, but be sure to mountain bike at Whiteman Vega and take part in a search and rescue mission with the staff at Seally Canyon! Enjoy navigating across Beatty Lakes before crossing back onto Philmont property and staying at Cook Canyon for the night. Wake up early and hike to Ponil so you can sign up for Cowboy Action Shooting and horse rides, before eating a chuck wagon dinner and being entertained by a wonderful cantina show. Grab a cowboy breakfast on your way out of the backcountry. Next stop… Base Camp!

Day2016 Trek 17 Campsite2015 Trek 17 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Campos Heck  
3New Dean  
4Pueblano  
5Ewells Park  
6Ewells Park  
7Upper Greenwood  
8Iris Park  
9Ring Place  
10Horse CanyonCook Canyon 
11Ponil  
12Homebound Tent City