Compare 2015 Trek 8 to 2014 Trek 8


This action packed itinerary will encourage your crew to work together as you explore Philmont’s South and Central Country. Start off by trekking over Lovers Leap before heading to Urraca Mesa for initiative games and challenge events that will encourage your crew to work together throughout the trek. Be sure to wake up early to see the sunrise from Inspiration Point and be amazed as first light hits the Tooth of Time. From there, visit a Mexican homestead at Abreu and help the staff at Carson Meadows with a search and rescue mission. Hike west to the Notch and enjoy the overlook of Rayado and Bonito Canyons. Stellar views of Rayado, Crater, and Lookout Peaks will then be seen from the south side of the canyon as you continue onwards. Enjoy Fish Camp just like Waite Phillips, as you fish the banks of the Rayado and Agua Fria Rivers. Spend two days hiking through some of the most pristine country the southwest has to offer while you camp at Agua Fria, work on a trail project with the Conservation Department near Buck Creek, and camp at Crooked Creek. From there, mountain men, booming .50 caliber black powder rifles, and tomahawks await you at Clear Creek. Next, the trek up Mount Phillips will be challenging, but seeing the sunset over Wheeler Peak and the Moreno Valley will be an unparalleled reward. Hike over Comanche Peak on your way to Sawmill where your crew will then enjoy learning how to reload .30-06 rifle rounds before shooting them at our state of the art firing range. Enjoy the cool hike down Sawmill Canyon where your crew will rest for the evening at Ute Springs. From there, enjoy hiking through Hidden Valley and by Window Rock before visiting the Demonstration Forest. Horse rides, a delicious chuckwagon dinner, and cowboy campfire will help your crew have a wonderful night as you prepare for the final leg of your journey… The Tooth of Time!

Day2015 Trek 8 Campsite2014 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1Trailbound Tent City  
2Lover's Leap  
3Urraca  
4Carson Meadows Mexican Homestead included in 2015 trek 8
Wilderness Medicine not included in 2015 trek 8
Tour Abreu Homestead not included in 2015 trek 8
 
5Agua Fria  
6Crooked Creek Conservation not included in 2015 trek 8
 
7Mt Phillips  
8Sawmill Conservation included in 2015 trek 8
 
9Ute Springs  
10Clarks Fork Cowboy Campfire included in 2015 trek 8
Evening Campfire not included in 2015 trek 8
 
11Tooth Ridge  
12Homebound Tent City