Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron

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Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the ranch's camping, training, and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers its Autumn Adventure and Winter Adventure programs.

More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques have helped maintain the ranch's wilderness flavor.
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  • Visited Philmont twice as an adult leader in a BSA troop. One trip was the traditional backpacking trek and the second was a horseback Cavalcade trek. Both were awesome experiences at a stunningly bea...  more »
  • Simply stopping here was a treat. What Boy Scout did not want to go to Philmont. Simply driving by the ranch and seeing what I missed out on was sad yet wonderful. Great to see what the Scouts experie...  more »
  • Several museums that tell the story of the Santa Fe trail. A training center that rivals big resorts and conference centers. Plus, a ranch that has camped over a million young men and women since it o...  more »
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  • The backpacking experience of a lifetime in beautiful wilderness! It was a really hard trip being 12 days and only being a handful of opportunities to shower along the way, but very rewarding. We did fun activities like horseback riding and shotgun shooting. Base camp is very nice, kind staff, good food, platform tents and hot showers. A must-do for any boy scout! BTW, if you get tired of backpacking food, there are a few places where trails cross a main highway in the mountains. We ordered pizza on the side of the road. It was great!
  • What a beautiful camp! Wild turkeys and deer roam the property along with the occasional bear and mini bears. Gorgeous views, good food, great staff!
  • Philmont is a very special place. It has been an important part of my life for 40+ years.
  • There's no other place like this. One needs to be there to experience all Philmont has to offer.
  • Building character in God’s classroom - great experience.
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