12-Day & 7-Day Trek Planning

How To Make A Reservation

Review the process of reserving a Philmont 12-day or 7-day trek.

Planning Calendar

Many things must be done in order to be prepared for a Philmont excursion. This calendar should be helpful in keeping your crew organized and on track.

Itinerary Selection

Crews hike Philmont's mountains, spending nights at various backcountry camps. At staffed camps, crews can participate in a variety of programs presented by Philmont backcountry staff.

Camp Resources & Facilities

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Crews will camp in the backcountry every night of their expedition. Each itinerary includes four different kinds of camps.

Itinerary Difficulty Ratings

Crews should choose an itinerary that matches their degree of physical fitness.

Valle Vidal Itineraries

Several itineraries offer an opportunity to trek into the Valle Vidal Unit of Carson National Forest.

Itinerary Registration

Review everything you need to know about submitting your online itinerary registration in April.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.