This is the longest trek offered, but many agree its not the hardest.


Itinerary 35
Total Miles 104 Miles
Highest campsite elevation 9,440'
Lowest campsite elevation 7,360'
Conservation Project Whiteman Vega
Level Super Strenuous
Number of Dry Camps 1
Staff Camps 3

If your training hikes were a breeze and your crew is ready for Philmont's biggest challenge, this trek is for you! Our longest trek covers it all, but will still provide your crew with many program opportunities. Be amazed by the beauty of the Valle Vidal, the height of Baldy Mountain, and the ruggedness of the Tooth of Time! Start off by seeing the world's only confirmed T-Rex track! Watch a gorgeous sunset at House Canyon Camp and tour the fascinating petroglyphs left by the ancient Ancestral Puebloan people prior to 1300 AD at Indian Writings. Test your navigation skills by taking beautiful Abran Canyon or hike the North Ponil to Seally Canyon. Help the Seally staff with a search and rescue mission that will challenge your crew to work together. Bushwhack the ridgeline to the north on your way to tour historic Ring Place. From there, hit some of northern New Mexico's finest mountain biking trails at Whiteman Vega and work on a trail project with the Conservation Department. View the entire Philmont skyline from one of the most beautiful meadows in the Valle Vidal, at the north end of McCrystal Creek. The next day, you'll hike gorgeous Greenwood Canyon all the way to Copper Park. Be sure to explore Lucien Maxwell's Aztec Mine and learn gold mining, panning, and blacksmithing skills at French Henry. Your two day stay at Ewells Park will give you a chance to climb Baldy Mountain and tour historic Baldy Town. Shoot booming .50 caliber black powder rifles and throw tomahawks at Miranda before hiking to Santa Claus. Continue south and pass through Hidden Valley, by Window Rock, and through the Demonstration Forest on your way to Clark's Fork. Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner, roping, and a cowboy campfire on your last night, but get plenty of rest because your final challenge awaits… the Tooth of Time!


  • House Canyon
  • Cottonwood
  • Seally Canyon
  • Whiteman Vega
  • Greenwood Canyon
  • Ewells Park
  • Ewells Park
  • Santa Claus
  • Deer Lake Mesa
  • Clarks Fork