Compare 2021 Trek 8 to 2020 Trek 8


This challenging trek will take your crew on a program filled loop through Philmont’s South Country. You will spend your first night on the trail at Lovers Leap Camp before hiking to Miners Park to enjoy rock climbing and rappelling. Visit the Continental Tie and Lumber Company at Crater Lake on your way to spend the evening on the edge of the glorious Lower Bonito Meadow. Tour Fish Camp to discover why Waite Phillips enjoyed spending so much time there, and do some fishing of your own before you head to Lost Cabins. The next morning, pick up food and learn about the Jicarilla Apache at Apache Springs. Join the Conservation Department in restoring the historic structure of Philmont’s forest, then keep heading west to Garcia Cow Camp, where you and your crew will learn about Ernest Thompson Seton and wildlife conservation. Enjoy the views as you hike Northeast to Wild Horse. Visit the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. before climbing Mt. Phillips and camping below the peak. The next day, hike down to Cyphers Mine to tour the historic Thunder Mine and enjoy the evening Stomp. After getting food at Cimarroncito, tour Waite Phillips’ Hunting Lodge and learn about forest management at the Demonstration Forest. Then, hike to Clarks Fork for horse rides, roping and branding, and then top the day off with a chuckwagon dinner and a cowboy campfire. Get up early for your final challenge-Shaefers Peak and the Tooth of Time! Hike victoriously into Base Camp – You all made it!

Day2021 Trek 8 Campsite2020 Trek 8 CampsiteProgram Differences
1CHQ Trailbound  
2Lover's Leap  
3Miner's Park  
4Lower Bonito  
5Lost Cabin  
6Garcia Cow  
7Wild Horse  
8Mt Phillips  
9Cyphers Mine  
10Cimarroncito  
11Clarks Fork  
12CHQ Homebound