Places to Stay Near Philmont

St. James Hotel, Cimarron, NM.

These businesses and agencies offer low-cost overnight accommodations for groups traveling to Philmont. Sleeping bags are required at most, and tents are required for some. Meals are available at most of the military bases. These listings are subject to change; contact the agency directly for more information.

Philmont does not endorse any agency or vendor, but provides this information to assist groups in making travel and lodging arrangements.

Under 100 miles

Casa Del Gavilan Bed and Breakfast (two miles)
575-376-2246
South of Philmont

St. James Hotel (four miles)
575-376-2664
Cimarron, NM

Cimarron Inn and RV Park (five miles)
575-376-2268
Cimarron, NM

Kit Carson Motel, Restaurant (five miles)
575-376-2288 or 800-293-7961
Cimarron, NM

Ponil Campground (six miles)
31006 U.S. Highway 64
Cimarron, NM 87714
575-376-2343
Cimarron, NM

Cimarron Canyon State Park (20 miles)
P.O. Box 185
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
575-377-6271
www.nmparks.com
Ute Park, NM

New Mexico Army National Guard (25 miles)
Attn: Administration Officer
P.O. Box 457
Springer, NM 87740
575-483-3600 or 505-483-3603
West of Springer, NM

Springer Lake State Park (25 miles)
No contact necessary. Offers overnight camping and latrines; open fires are not permitted.
Springer, NM 87747
(No telephone number)
Four miles northwest of Springer, NM

New Mexico Army National Guard (35 miles)
Battery A, 4th Battalion, 200th ADA
HCR 62, Box 20
Raton, NM 87740
575-445-3382
Southwest of Raton, NM

National Rifle Association (40 miles)
Whittington Center
P.O. Box 700
Raton, NM 87740
575-445-3615
nrawc@raton.com or nrawc@nrahq.org
10 miles southwest of Raton on Highway 64

Charette Lake State Park (50 miles)
No contact necessary. Offers overnight camping and latrines, and fires are permitted. Exit nine miles south of Springer on New Mexico Highway 569 and drive 14 miles to the lake.
(No telephone number)
23 miles south and west of Springer, NM

Sugarite Canyon State Park (55 miles)
HCR 63, Box 386
Raton, NM 87740
575-445-5607
sugarite@raton.com
Raton, NM

Carson National Forest (60 miles)
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571
505-758-6200
Taos, NM

Capulin Camp (75 miles)
Hwy. 87, P.O. Box 68
Capulin, NM 88414
575-278-2921
Capulin, NM

100 to 250 miles

Storrie Lake State Park (100 miles)
HC 33, Box 109, No. 2
Las Vegas, NM 87701
505-425-7278
sngonzales@state.nm.us
Las Vegas, NM

Clayton Lake State Park (120 miles)
141 Clayton Lake Road
Clayton, NM 88415
575-374-8808
To reserve electrical site: 877-664-7787
Clayton, NM

Santa Fe Trail Council, BSA (120 miles)
1513 1/2 East Fulton
Garden City, KS 67846
620-275-5162
Garden City, KS

Ute Lake State Park (135 miles)
Attn. Tara or John
P.O. Box 52
Logan, NM 88426
575-487-2284
27 miles northeast of Tucumcari, NM

Koshare Indian Museum (140 miles)
P.O. Box 580
La Junta, CO 81050
719-384-4411
www.koshare.org
koshare@ria.net
La Junta, CO

Rocky Mountain Council, BSA (145 miles)
P.O. Box 3292
Pueblo, CO 81005-0292
719-561-1220
Pueblo, CO

Bandelier National Monument (150 miles)
HCR 1, Box 1, Suite 15
Los Alamos, NM 87544-9701
505-672-3861, ext. 534
band_group_reservations@nps.gov
Please call even if you just plan a day visit.
Los Alamos, NM

Conchas Lake State Park (175 miles)
P.O. Box 976
Conchas Dam, NM 88416
575-868-2270
34 miles northwest of Tucumcari, NM

Fort Carson, Youth Hostel (180 miles)
Attn: Catfish Mayes, Scout Liaison
Building 6265, P.O. Box 13699
Fort Carson, CO 80913
719-526-1238
Cell: 719-338-1089
Colorado Springs, CO

Holy Cross Abbey (185 miles)
Contact: Paula
2951 East Highway 50
P.O. Box 1510
Canon City, CO 81215-1510
888-588-8631, ext. 1239
Canon City, CO

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and Affiliates (200 miles)
Attn: Darci Johnson
P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, TX 79174
800-687-3722, ext. 635
Amarillo, TX

Garden of the Gods Campground (200 miles)
3704 West Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
800-248-9451
www.coloradocampground.com
camp@coloradocampground.com
Colorado Springs, CO

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (200 miles)
Attn: Shelly Howard
P.O. Box 549
Canon City, CO 81215
888-333-5597, ext. 148
rgb@ris.net
Canon City, CO

United States Air Force Academy (200 miles)
Attn: Youth Coordinator
HQ USAFA/PAC, 2346 Academy Drive
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840
719-333-7482
Required: One adult must present a Department of Defense ID card.
Colorado Springs, CO

Kirtland Air Force Base (220 miles)
Senior Airman Nathan Mallory, Scout Liaison
377 SFS, 1351 First St., SE
Kirtland AFB, NM 87117
505-846-3622
nathan.mallory@kirtland.af.mil
Albuquerque, NM

University of New Mexico Conference Services (220 miles)
Attn: Dennis Weber
505-277-5896
www.unm.edu/housing&dining
confer@unm.edu
Albuquerque, NM

Cannon Air Force Base (225 miles)
Attn: Frank Stanley
8109C New Mexico Highway 206
Portales, NM 88130
575-784-2001 or 575-784-2002
Prefers contact by e-mail: frank1246@yucca.net
Clovis, NM

250 miles or further

Palo Duro Canyon State Park (260 miles)
Route 2, Box 285
Canyon, TX 79015
512-389-8900
www.tpwd.state.tx.us
South of Amarillo, TX

Lost Canyon Ranch (320 miles)
Scout and Youth Camp Adventure Base
P.O. Box 1049
Dolores, CO 81323
800-994-7176
adventure@lostcanyon-camping.com
www.lostcanyon-camping.com
Dolores, CO

Fort Hays State University (450 miles)
c/o Wiest Hall Director, Dawn Walker
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601-4099
785-628-4899
Hays, KS

Camp Hammond YMCA (600 miles)
Attn: Bruce Wolhuter
6320 Southeast Stubbs Road
Berryton, KS 66409
785-379-5385
sixdogs@inlandnet.net
Topeka, KS

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
9151 I-40 East
Amarillo, TX
806-335-3175
Kwahadi.com

 

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.