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12-Day & 7-Day Treks

12-Day Treks

As the traditional backpacking trek at Philmont, 12-day treks give crews the opportunity to hike for 10 days in the backcountry, with an arrival/departure day in Base Camp on each end of the journey. Crews will be welcomed and accompanied by a Philmont Ranger for their first 3 days, and will participate in program activities throughout their trek. 12-day crews cover 50-120 miles over the course of their trek, and also complete the 3 hours of conservation work necessary to earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch.

Register for a 12-Day Trek
Register by crew Fee
Season Summer Length 12 days and nights
Age 14 or 13 and have completed 8th grade
Crew Size 7-12, including adult leadership
Leadership 2 adult leaders per crew required minimum, 4 adult leaders maximum
Registration November, 18 months prior to trek

7-Day Treks

These treks are shorter, but no less adventurous. Crews on 7-day treks will hike for 5 days in the backcountry, with an arrival/departure day in Base Camp on each end of the journey. Crews will be welcomed and accompanied by a Philmont Ranger for their first 3 days, and will participate in program activities throughout their trek. 7-day treks include multiple itineraries over 50 miles, as well as the 3 hours of conservation work necessary to earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch.

Register for a 7-Day Trek
Register by crew Fee
Season Summer Length 7 days and nights
Age 14 or 13 and have completed 8th grade
Crew Size 7-12, including adult leadership
Leadership 2 adult leaders per crew required minimum, 4 adult leaders maximum
Registration November, 18 months prior to trek

 

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.