Mountain Trek

Register by indvidual Fee
Season Summer Length 6 days and nights
Age 14 by day attending but not yet 21
Crew Size Provisional Crew will be organized by Philmont
Leadership 2 adult leaders provided by the Philmont Ranger Department
Registration Anytime

The Mountain Trek program is designed specifically for the sons and daughters of Training Center conference participants. These treks coincide with the conference center schedules, departing on Sunday afternoon and returning Saturday morning. A conference participant may bring one additional Scout or Venturer for each family member on a trek.

Mountain Trek crews hike 20 to 30 miles into the backcountry, where participants stay at several camps that offer a variety of exciting programs along with time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Philmont. Participants are organized into male or female crews, and are supervised by experienced Mountain Trek rangers.

Who May Participate?

The Mountain Trek program is available to PTC participants' children (boys and girls) who are 14 years of age OR 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade. Participants are organized into male or female crews and placed under the supervision of two of Philmont's highly qualified rangers. Groups with fewer than 10 participants will be combined to form a coed crew.

PTC family members participate in backcountry experiences

Routes for Mountain Treks are planned to meet the abilities and experience of the crew. All participants must meet the minimum age and health requirements and are under the responsibility of the conference participants.

What Equipment Will I Need?

Philmont will provide all crew equipment (including tents, cooking gear, and food). Participants should bring only the equipment on the personal equipment list. Refer to the Tips for more detailed descriptions of key items.

A Philmont Health and Medical Record (signed by a physician within the previous 12 months and a parent or guardian) is required. Philmont provides crew gear, but participants will need the personal gear listed in the Mountain Trek equipment list.

How Do I Apply?

Once registered online, Mountain Trek participants will receive an in-depth application in their registration packet. Each Mountain Trek participant must complete and mail this Mountain Trek application to Philmont prior to arrival. This form includes additional information that is needed by the Mountain Trek rangers. The registration fee is 30 days prior to your arrival at PTC. Please complete this form even if you have already been listed on the training center participant's registration form.

Mail completed application to:

PTC—Mountain Treks
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

If you have additional questions about Mountain Treks, please call the Philmont Training Center (575-376-2281).

Shuttle Information

Here participants may find registration information for shuttle services to Philmont Scout Ranch from Denver, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque airports.


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.