Compare 2015 Trek 20 to 2014 Trek 20


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!

Day2015 Trek 20 Campsite2014 Trek 20 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Metcalf StationOld CampBlacksmithing included in 2015 trek 20
Campfire included in 2015 trek 20
Railroading included in 2015 trek 20
Morse Code included in 2015 trek 20
atlatl darts included in 2015 trek 20
Archaeology not included in 2015 trek 20
Conservation not included in 2015 trek 20
 
4Seally Canyon Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 20
Wilderness Medicine not included in 2015 trek 20
 
5Whiteman Vega Conservation included in 2015 trek 20
Low Impact Camping not included in 2015 trek 20
 
6Dan Beard Hike via Iris Park & Beatty Lakes included in 2015 trek 20
Hike to not included in 2015 trek 20
 
7Ponil Horse Rides not included in 2015 trek 20
 
8ElkhornPueblanoHorse Rides included in 2015 trek 20
Cowboy Breakfast not included in 2015 trek 20
Continental Tie & Lumber not included in 2015 trek 20
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 20
 
9Miranda Tomahawks included in 2015 trek 20
 
10Miranda  
11Santa Claus  
12Homebound Tent City