Philmont Scout Ranch
Hiking adventures in New Mexico
The BSA's Largest Camp
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest National
High Adventure Base. It covers 134,000 acres (214 square miles) of
rugged mountain wilderness in New Mexico. At Philmont, you'll be part of
an unforgettable backpacking adventure as well as interesting programs
at the trail camps like horseback riding, gold panning, singing, and
interpretive history. Philmont is considered by many to be a top experience in Scouting!
Planning a Philmont Trek
Philmont's summer programs, which thousands of people participate in
each year, consist of a 7 or 12-day hike. Itineraries vary by length
and skill level, but you're sure to complete a memorable hike during
your time there.
Individual units enter the lottery for a trek in November-December
for the next program year (1 1/2 years ahead of your planned Trek).
Many units are wait-listed every year, so you may need to apply a couple times before getting to attend.
You can also attend Philmont with our Council Contingent on our Annual Council Philmont Trek.