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Philmont Scout Ranch


Philmont Scout Ranch is a national camping area, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont is large, comprising 137,493 acres or about 215 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rockies. 32 staffed camps and 50 unstaffed camps are operated by the ranch. Philmont has high mountains which dominate rough terrain with an elevation ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.

Currently all regular Philmont backpacking treks are booked for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.   This does not include Rayado, Cavalcades or Trail Crew (OA or regular).   Also, PTC has several openings for the 2004 season.

For further information write to Philmont at:

Philmont Scout Ranch
Route 1, Box 35
Cimarron, NM 87714

Philmont 2005 Expedition Reservations 

Please use the link below for complete registration information:

Philmont 2005 Expedition Registration Procedures for Units


Additional Philmont 2005 Info & Form



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