Mountain Trek

  • 6 days and nights
  • Fee: $499 in 2019 

  • Register: by individual
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 14 by date attending and not yet 21
  • Crew Size: Provisional Crew will be organized by Philmont
  • Leadership: 2 adult leaders provided by the Philmont Ranger Department
  • Registration: Anytime

The Mountain Trek program is designed specifically for the sons and daughters of Training Center conference participants. These treks coincide with PTC conference schedules, departing on Sunday afternoon and returning Saturday morning. Mountain Trek crews hike 20 to 30 miles into the backcountry, where participants stay at several camps that offer a variety of exciting programs along with time to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Philmont. Participants are organized into male or female crews, and are supervised by experienced Philmont Mountain Trek Rangers. Groups with fewer than 10 participants may be combined to form a coed crew with both male and female Ranger leadership.

Who May Participate?

The Mountain Trek program is available to sons and daughters of PTC Conference participants who must:

What Equipment Will I Need?

Philmont will provide all crew equipment (including tents, cooking gear, and food). Participants should bring only the equipment on the Mountain Trek Packing List. Refer to the Philmont Tips section for more detailed descriptions of key items.

How Do I Apply?

Once registered online, Mountain Trek participants will receive an in-depth application in their registration packet. Each Mountain Trek participant must complete and mail this Mountain Trek application to Philmont prior to arrival. This form includes additional information that is needed by the Mountain Trek rangers. The registration fee is due 30 days prior to your arrival at PTC. Please complete this form even if you have already been listed on the training center participant’s registration form. Mail completed application to:

PTC—Mountain Treks 17 Deer Run Road Cimarron, NM 87714

If you have additional questions about Mountain Treks, please call the Philmont Training Center (575-376-2281).

Shuttle Information

Here participants may find registration information for shuttle services to Philmont Scout Ranch from Denver, Colorado Springs and Albuquerque airports.