Philmont is probably the base most familiar to Arrowmen. It is a wilderness area composed of 137,000 acres (200 square miles) of camping and hiking country. Located in northeast New Mexico near Cimarron, it lies in the slopes of the Sagre de Christo range of the Rocky Mountains. Backpacker magazine called Philmont, “the ideal backpacking resort.”
The land of Philmont is home of Kit Carson, the Santa Fe Trail, ancient Indians, and stories of the old west. Philmont is still an operating ranch.
The experiences at Philmont are as varied as Scouts themselves. The Expeditions are 12-day backpacking treks, while a Cavalcade is an 8-day horseback trek in the Southern Rockies. Co-ed Expeditions are available during June and August. For Scouts and Explorers not able to attend with a contingent, Mountain Men is a 6-day backpack trek designed to suit the individual’s needs. Technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques, western saddle riding, outdoor leadership, and camp craft can all be learned while on the trails of Philmont. Other experiences including trail crews (7 days of trail work, 7 days of trek), Rayado, and the training center are available at Philmont. Trail size (and fees) depend on the experience desired.
Phone Number: (575) 376-2281
Address: 17 Deer Run Road, Cimarron, NM 87714