Compare 2016 Trek 23 to 2015 Trek 23


This intense trek covers a lot of ground in Philmont’s rugged North and Central Country. Start your trek by seeing the world’s only confirmed T-Rex track… it’s right here in the North Ponil Valley! You will then be able to see the fascinating petroglyphs, archaeological sites, and artifacts left by the Ancestral Puebloan people at Indian Writings before camping at Horse Canyon for the night. Stop by Dan Beard to participate in initiative games and challenge events that will require your crew to work together. Next, you will learn how to homestead and be treated to an evening of entertainment at Rich Cabins. Be sure to enjoy the hike and views from Wilson Mesa while on your way to beautiful Pueblano Ruins. The hike up the South Ponil is beautiful! You'll learn to blacksmith at French Henry, explore Lucien Maxwell’s Aztec Mine, and be amazed when a beautiful view greets you as you walk down into Copper Park. Your two day stay will enable you to climb Baldy Mountain, visit historic Baldy Town, and enjoy the cool evenings at 10,500 feet. In the following days, you will journey south to Santa Claus and help work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Visto Grande Camp. Hike over Deer Lake Mesa and check out the new rock climbing routes at Cimarroncito. Be sure to test your skills in the rock gym and on the climbing wall. Tour Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge and visit the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clarks Fork for roping and branding. Continue on to Tooth Ridge Camp, and meet your final challenge… The Tooth of Time!

Day2016 Trek 23 Campsite2015 Trek 23 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Anasazi  
3Metcalf StationCottonwoodBlacksmithing included in 2016 trek 23
Evening Campfire included in 2016 trek 23
Railroading included in 2016 trek 23
Morse Code included in 2016 trek 23
atlatl not included in 2016 trek 23
 
4Rich Cabins  
5Pueblano Ruins  
6Copper Park  
7Copper Park  
8Head of Dean  
9Deer Lake Mesa  
10Cimarroncito  
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City