Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico, covering 140177acre of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of northern New Mexico. The ranch, formerly the property of oil baron Waite Phillips and now that of the Boy Scouts of America, is a National High Adventure Base in which crews of Scouts and Venturers take part in backpacking expeditions and other outdoor activities. It is the one of the largest youth camps in the world in land area. Between June 8 and August 22 around 23,000 Scouts and adult leaders backpack across the Ranch's extensive backcountry while over 1,130 seasonal staff personnel maintain the Ranch's summer operations.Philmont is also home to the Philmont Training Center and the Seton Museum. The Training Center is the primary location for BSA's national volunteer training programs. Philmont is also operated as a ranch, maintaining small herds of cattle, horses, burros and bison.The only documented Tyrannosaurus rex track in the world was discovered within the camp's boundaries in 1993 in North Ponil Canyon by the Anasazi Trail Camp. It was formally identified in 1994.Location and geographyPhilmont is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico. The closest village is Cimarron, New Mexico. The address of the ranch is usually given as 17 Deer Run Rd., Cimarron, NM, 87714. It is also about west-northwest of Springer, New Mexico, and southwest of Raton, New Mexico. Philmont is about across (east to west) at its widest point, and about long (north to south). There are no mountains to the south or east of Philmont. The interior of the ranch is mountainous but a small part of the eastern area is prairie.To visit Philmont Scout Ranch on your holiday in Cimarron, and find out what else Cimarron has to offer, use our Cimarron itinerary builder.
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Joel SAugust 8, 2017
They do it all, except the actual Hike. They give you the itinerary, packing list (which you should stick to, no more no less) and set you up for the trek. You start at base camp, acclimate to the alt... more »
NoIberostarFanAugust 4, 2017
It's worth joining Boy Scouts to come to this outdoor adventure camp. 14 years and older can spend days in the back country hiking and engaging in great activities at staffed camps. Boys become men he... more »
Eric WJuly 29, 2017
I hiked Philmont as a boy, but decided to take my family before they were old enough to go on a trek. We enjoyed walking through the trading post, Philmont Museum, and an amazing free tour of the Vill... more »
Blaine KeytonJuly 10, 2017
If you want to see Philmont for it's beauty you need to go thier to see it for yourself. I have no regrets working on going there for 2 years none. I'm writing this as I'm coming back from the Grand Canyon. Which has gave me a new backpacking trip to plan
Thomas HerbenJune 29, 2017
I have had two great treks here! Unfortunately the quality of the closing ceremony was cringy at best. I have many good memories here and tons of fantastic photos. Everyone should come here once if you're into scouting and the outdoors. My bus to pick up my crew from the trail was late so we missed the lunch at Basecamp.
Patty PirkoJune 18, 2017
Amazingly beautiful place to visit. Make sure to book a Villa tour and visit Philips Oil founders magnificent summer home. There is also the Seton Museum.
Major BobMarch 22, 2017
Just can't say enough about my adventure here as a teen. Scouting helped me in so many ways and Philmont was just one grand adventure. So much to learn and appreciate. Great training for the future! And thanks Mom and Dad for funding this for me!
Marty OpthoffJune 25, 2017
Incredible opportunity of a life time. Well worth the cost. A must do for any scout.
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