Compare 2021 Trek 31 to 2020 Trek 31


This action-packed itinerary will take you through some of the South Country’s most challenging terrain with great mountain top views along the way. Start out your trek at Lovers Leap Trailhead to begin your training at Herradura trail camp, then off to Urraca Mesa to work with the highly trained staff and their challenge course. Listen to ghost stories, music and more during their evening campfire. Stop for a visit with the Abreu family and see their homestead on the Rayado. Enjoy a nice cold root beer in the cantina, and a delicious Mexican dinner that evening. The following day takes you through Crater Lake to learn about the Continental Tie and Lumber Co., and then on to Miners Park for their adrenaline pumping rock climbing program. Enjoy a spectacular hike on the North Fork Urraca trail up to Black Mountain, shoot their .58-caliber muzzle loading rifles, and test your metal working skills in the forge. After spending a night at the scenic Bear Canyon trail camp, you will make a loop to Apache Springs to learn about the Jicarilla Apache, and then on to the homesteaders at Crooked Creek. Help them care for the animals, the garden, and tour their wonderful old cabin and see how the pioneers lived in the 1800’s. The next day takes you through Clear Creek for a quick visit to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co., then it is up and over the second highest peak at Philmont to Mt. Phillips camp. This happens to be the highest elevation camp at Philmont at over 11,700 ft. above sea level! After enjoying the sunset and night at Mt. Phillips you will hike to Cyphers Mine for a tour of the Contention Mine, pan for gold, and see the iconic campfire program: The Stomp. The next day you will hike down to Waite Phillips' Hunting Lodge for a quick tour before making your way to Clarks Fork. Enjoy the hospitality of the cowboys at Clarks Fork, and get in on an afternoon horse ride. That night you can fill up on the chuckwagon dinner and kick back to the setting sun and the tunes from their campfire program. Be sure to fill up your water before hitting the trail the next day! One final obstacle stands between you and Base Camp on your last day… the iconic Tooth of Time!

Day2021 Trek 31 Campsite2020 Trek 31 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2MagpieHerraduraHike to included in 2021 trek 31
 
3Urraca  
4Abreu  
5Miner's Park  
6Black Mountain  
7Bear Canyon  
8Crooked Creek  
9Mt Phillips  
10Cyphers Mine  
11Clarks Fork  
12CHQ Homebound