Autumn Cavalcade

Experience the beauty of Philmont from the back of a horse! Riding experience is helpful but not required- we can teach you all you need to know to have a novel experience in the Philmont backcountry. The backcountry camps have already gathered so the program will consist of riding, hiking, sightseeing, and fellowship.


Day 1 – Arrive at Philmont no earlier than 1:00 pm, no later than 3:00 pm. Check-in and complete medical recheck. Afterward, you will complete an orientation at Cattle Headquarters before dinner at the Philmont Training Center.

Day 2 – Report to Cattle Headquarters after breakfast, saddle your horse and hit the trail.

Day 3 – Riding, hiking, sightseeing, and fellowship.

Day 4 – Return from the trail

Day 5 – Museum tours, Tooth of Time Traders visit, depart Philmont

Basecamp tents are available for the night before and the night after the trail.


  • Be physically and mentally fit, weigh 200 lbs or less
  • Be a member of the BSA
  • Have a completed BSA Health and Medical Record (parts A, B, and C)
  • Be 14 years old OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation

Cost and Registration

Fall Cavalcades cost $500 per person for 2 nights at base camp/2 nights backcountry trek with a minimum of 6 crew members OR minimum $3,000 for crews less than 6. Up to two additional backcountry nights can be added for $125 per person/night.

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