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

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

12 day Trek

12 days and nights

  • Fee: $970 in 2019, $1025 in 2020
  • Register: by crew
  • Season: Summer
  • 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: October/November,
    18 months prior to trek

7 day Trek

7 days and nights

  • Fee: $590 in 2019, $650 in 2020
  • Register: by crew
  • Season: Summer
  • 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: October/November, 18 months prior to trek