Camping & Operations

Philmont Scout Ranch provides an unforgettable adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today—rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting—in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.

12-day & 7-day Expeditions

You and your crew will hike 50-100 miles through Philmont's rugged wilderness, summiting peaks and participating in staffed programs along the way. Register a minimum of 7 participants or contact your local council about hosting a Council Contingent reservation containing youth from multiple units.


Philmont Cavalcades are similar to regular expeditions except that, instead of hiking, crews ride horses through the rugged mountain wilderness. Register a minimum of 10 participants.

Individual Programs

In addition to regular expeditions for crews of seven to 12 members, Philmont offers several programs that are available to individuals and smaller groups.

Fall/Winter Programs

While Philmont is best known for its popular summer programs, the Scout ranch is open year-round, providing high-adventure expeditions through the Autumn Adventure and Winter Adventure programs.


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.