|Elevation Gain||1,632 ft|
|Elevation Loss||1,261 ft|
|Starting Elevation||7,585 ft|
|Ending Elevation||7,956 ft|
|Min Elevation||7,573 ft|
|Max Elevation||8,097 ft|
An easy hike generally following the contours around the south end of Deer Lake Mesa. From Ute Gulch, climb slighly along a pleasant trail with views across the valley to the south and east to Aspen Springs Camp - one of the prettiest trail camps at Philmont.
On the Way
Stop at Ute Gulch to pick up food and some fresh fruit.
Water is available at Harlan, Ute Gulch, and Aspen Springs, but not along the route.
Itinerary 2 - day 4
Itinerary 31 - day 10
Harlan: staffed camp with 12-gauge shotgun shooting and reloading, burro racing.
Ute Gulch: commissary with fresh fruit (usually) and trading post.
Aspen Springs: trail camp.