Philmont provides an unforgettable adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged trails in New Mexico's Sangre de Christo mountains. Program features combine the best of the Old West -horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, spar-poling, railroading, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today - rock climbing, challenge courses, mountain biking, and rifle shooting - in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Philmont has high mountains dominating rough terrain with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.


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