Compare 2021 Trek 27 to 2020 Trek 27


This adventure packed itinerary provides a variety of opportunities for mileage, adventure, and traversing breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a variety of side hikes, participate in unique program opportunities and try your skills with Leave No Trace camping opportunities in the Valle Vidal Unit of the Carson National Forest. The trip will begin with a bus drop off at Six-Mile Trailhead and a hike to the first confirmed T-Rex track in the world, and a quick hike to House Canyon Camp where your Ranger will continue your training. Day 2 will take you up and over the ridge to Philmont's newest rock climbing camp at Chase Cow Camp. Enjoy the views as you make your way out of Chase Canyon and hike the ridgeline above the North Ponil before dropping down to Cottonwood Canyon Camp. Get up the next morning ready to join the railroaders of the Cimarron & Northwestern in building a new line up the canyon and see what life was like at a railroad camp. Work quickly, as you still have to climb up and over to Dan Beard, where the Challenge Course and initiative games will help to build teamwork that your crew will utilize the rest of your trek. Leave Philmont Property and enter the beautiful Valle Vidal on your way to Ring Place camp to learn about weather and astronomy, surrounded by a blanket of stars in their open meadows. Head on over to Iris Park for more Leave No Trace camping, then drop down into the Middle Ponil canyon to Upper Greenwood Canyon camp to begin your approach to the high point of your trek. A layover at Ewells Park will give you plenty of time to summit Philmont's highest peak, Baldy Mountain, and visit the historic mining areas of Baldy Town and French Henry where your crew can tour the Aztec Mine, pan for gold, and make a souvenir in the blacksmith shop. Your next adventure is at the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Miranda where you can compete with your crew at tomahawk throwing and muzzle loading rifle shooting. Alas, your journey is coming to an end as you make your way to the Maxwell Trailhead and load your bus for the ride back to base camp.

Day2021 Trek 27 Campsite2020 Trek 27 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2House Canyon  
3Chase Cow  
4Cottonwood  
5Dan Beard  
6Ring Place  
7Iris Park  
8Upper Greenwood  
9Ewells Park  
10Ewells Park  
11Miranda  
12CHQ Homebound