Philmont Field Guide




The mission of the Philmont Field Guide is to acquaint and inspire staff, campers and visitors to enjoy and learn about the natural and cultural history of Philmont and the surrounding area. The field guide is composed of eleven chapters: Understanding nature, preview, fauna, weather, geology, astronomy, cultural history, human impacts, fire management, leave no trace and serving future generations. The preview and fauna of Philmont are a major focus of the book and cultural history is crucial to a thorough understanding of the ranch.

Philmont Field Guide Online Photo Database

This photo database is designed to be a supplement to the new field-guide book. As you browse the database, you may notice some titles contain question marks. These titles are still being confirmed. We will be adding a feedback section to this page shortly allowing all you photo experts out there to help us confirm the last few flowers.

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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.