Compare 2014 Trek 20 to 2013 Trek 20


2014 description: 'This Valle Vidal itinerary will enable your crew to see an incredible assortment of wildlife, enjoy enormous grass filled vegas, hike through beautiful ponderosa pine stands, and view the rugged mountains to the north of Philmont! You will also have the opportunity to let pack burros carry a portion of your gear! Start off by seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings. Be one of the first crews to experience Philmont's newest staff camp, Metcalf Station! Hear the pinging of hammers echo off the canyon walls and enjoy music in the evening. Continue on and help the staff with an important search and rescue at Seally Canyon. You will then visit the historic Ring Place for folk weather forecasting and then to Whiteman Vega to ride some of New Mexico's finest mountain biking trails. Work with the Conservation Department on the bike trail before hiking west across the mesa to visit the ruins at the top of McCrystal Creek. Enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to view Philmont's skyline from the north meadow. Hike through Beatty Lakes on your way to Dan Beard for challenge events that are sure to bring your crew together. Next, enjoy Cowboy Action Shooting, branding, roping, a chuckwagon dinner, cantina show, horse rides, and a cowboy breakfast at Ponil! Pick up pack burros and you'll be off to climb spar poles with the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Pueblano. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and side hike Baldy Mountain from Miranda before reflecting on the journey while wathcing the Sunset at Santa Claus. Hike down Bear Canyon. Next stop... Base Camp!'

2013 description: 'Be one of the first crews to hike into beautiful Campos Canyon in the second year of our land use agreement with Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch. You will then hike through rugged country full of very cool and bizarre rock outcroppings on your way to rock climb at Dean Cow. Hike up Dean Canyon and then test your crew skills with initiative games and challenge course events at Head of Dean. From there, you will visit French Henry and explore Lucien Maxwell’s best gold producing Aztec Mine. You will be amazed to see Baldy Mountain so close when you enter the pristine meadow at Copper Park. A two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy and visit historic Baldy Town. The second half of this trek will take you into Greenwood Canyon and on to Rich Cabins where you will learn about homesteading in the Wild West. Head north into the Valle Vidal to incredible ponderosa pine forests and some of the most heavily populated elk habitat in the southwest. Be sure to watch the sunset illuminate the sky and Little Costilla with thousands of colors from Beatty Lakes. Keep an eye out for other wildlife while hiking down Abran Canyon. Cap off your trip by touring the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings and by seeing the world’s only known T-Rex track… its right here in the North Ponil Canyon!'

Day2014 Trek 20 Campsite2013 Trek 20 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Old Camp  
4Seally Canyon  
5Whiteman Vega  
6Dan Beard  
7Ponil  
8Pueblano  
9Miranda  
10Miranda  
11Santa Claus  
12Homebound Tent City