Itinerary 2 is 56 miles, and is ranked challenging. This is the shortest trek of 35 trek options crews can hike.


Itinerary 2
Total Miles 56 Miles
Highest campsite elevation 10,240'
Lowest campsite elevation 6,960'
Conservation Project Beaubien
Level Challenging
Number of Dry Camps 0
Staff Camps 7

Itinerary 2 is a intense itinerary and will give you a chance to shoot shotguns and black powder rifles, ride horses, and climb spar poles! It starts the trek by reloading and firing your own shotgun shells at Harlan's picturesque shooting range. From Aspen Springs, hike past Window Rock and the Cimarroncito Reservoir before touring Waite Phillips Hunting Lodge. Enjoy the cool North Fork Cimarroncito Creek to Cyphers Mine where you will learn to blacksmith, mine for gold, and be treated to an evening of entertainment at the Stomp. You climb up and over Comanche Peak and Mount Phillips before reaching Clear Creek for the night. There, the booming .50 caliber black powder rifles will be a great end to your day (or start to the next)! Enjoy relaxing under several enormous Douglas Firs and learning how homesteaders survived in the mountains at Crooked Creek. You will then head to Beaubien to test your roping skills, eat a chuck wagon dinner, enjoy a cowboy campfire, and ride horses down beautiful Bonito Canyon. Work on a project with the Conservation Department before checking out the B24 bomber wreckage on top of Trail Peak. Hike on to Crater Lake, where the Continental Tie and Lumber Company will greet you. You will climb spar poles, cut railroad ties, and enjoy the loggers Company Meeting campfire at overlooking the Tooth of Time. Wrap around Fowler Mesa, enjoy the view at Aguila, and drink a cool root beer at Abreu before continuing on to Zastrow. There you will be treated to a Rededication to Scouting Ceremony and a delicious Dutch oven dessert! You also the western pioneer Kit Carson's home before making the triumphant return to Base Camp!


  • Visto Grande
    Screen Shot 2013-10-15 at 4.15.10 PM
  • Harlan
  • Aspen Springs
  • Cyphers Mine
  • Clear Creek
  • Crooked Creek
  • Beaubien
  • Beaubien
  • Crater Lake
  • Zastrow