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Philmont Scout Ranch

General Information

The Boy Scouts of America's premier high-adventure base challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country. Explore the rugged high country of northern New Mexico on a backpacking trek, as a member of a conservation crew, or on an advanced wilderness adventure. Covering more than 137,000 acres of mountains, forests, praries, and streams, Philmont is an inspiring backpacker's paradise. Staffed camps in the backcountry offer program opportunities including rock climbing, blackpowder rifle shooting, living history, horseback riding, archaeology, conservation, and many others.


Physical Preparation for a Philmont Trek

Choosing Your Philmont Trek

Training Center

The Philmont Training Center is also operated at this location.  Course schedules.

Contact Info

Phone: (575) 376-2281 (Cimarron, New Mexico)

Philmont Addresses

Philmont Scout Ranch (administrative offices- year round)
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

Mail to expeditions or seasonal staff:
(Name) (Expedition # or seasonal staff position)
47 Caballo Rd.
Cimarron, NM 87714

Official Philmont Website - Philmont

Philmont Scout Ranch Maps

A general map of Philmont Scout Ranch (located near Cimarron, New Mexico) may be viewed from this link. On this map you will see 13 overlays for different areas of Philmont with names for each area. These names correspond to the following .GIF files, which you can view by clicking on the appropriate name below.

Each of these maps is a topographical map prepared by the United States Geological Survey. We hope that these maps may be useful to Scouting groups planning treks at Philmont. Thanks to Douglas Fasching for providing these files.

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