From the ancient waters of the Rayado River to the prehistoric Tooth of Time, this itinerary has it all! Your bus will travel along the old Santa Fe Trail and drop you off at the former settlement of Rayado. Take a tour of their museum and learn about Kit Carson, then hit the trail into Philmont’s beautiful South country. After training the crew, your Ranger will escort you from the musical waters of Rayado River Camp to Crater Lake. There, you’ll be drawn into the mystique of the Continental Tie & Lumber Co., especially during the evening campfire. Next, make your way over Trail Peak to pay respects to the bomber crew that crashed in a B24 Liberator on this site in 1942. Then, head up the gorgeous meadows to Beaubien, one of Philmont’s Western Lore camps. Here your crew will get to experience horseback rides, a hearty chuckwagon dinner, and a campfire show that is not to be missed! The next two days will go deeper into Philmont’s wilderness where you will enjoy the beauty of Crooked Creek during your visit to the homesteading family there. Your next day can be a big one, so be sure to get some rest at Comanche Creek! Make your way to the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. at Clear Creek and learn about the fur trapping industry, then get ready to tackle Mt. Phillips! (And if you are up to it, side hike to Comanche Peak.) Take a load off and camp at Red Hills before making your way down to the Post Civil War Encampment at Black Mountain Camp. Here you will learn how to blacksmith, shoot muzzle loading rifles, and enjoy the serenity of camping along the North Fork Urraca Creek. Continue to be inspired by the beauty of this canyon and make your way to North Fork Urraca Camp, where you will make your ascent to Shaefers Pass camp. From this camp, you’re up Shaefers Peak, and then traverse along Tooth Ridge. Upon reaching Tooth Ridge Camp, hang your bear bags and take it all in, as this is the perfect staging point for a dramatic finish atop the legendary Tooth of Time. Your next step is the descent back to Philmont Base Camp, and a victory ice cream at Base Camp!