Inspiration Point Hike

Want to experience one of the most breathtaking 360 degree views at Philmont? Join us on a hike to Inspiration Point! You will start your journey to Inspiration Point at Lover’s Leap Turnaround, hike 2.86 miles up to one of our backcountry camps, Urraca, and then hike .75 miles up a steep trail to Inspiration Point. Upon your arrival at Inspiration Point, you will be greeted by a spectacular view of the Tooth of Time (9,003 ft.) and the valleys where the Rockies meet the plains. This hike is a super strenuous hike due to the great elevation change over a short distance and its distance of 7.3 miles roundtrip. This hike is led by Philmont Staff.

Please remember to bring:

  • 3 liters of water
  • Snack food – Philmont will provide a Trail Meal Lunch
  • Rain gear
  • Extra layers (as new Mexico weather is always likely to surprise us)
  • Sunscreen