Traveling to and from Philmont is an important part of the high-adventure experience. Most contingents will find transportation the largest expense in the budget. Study the various travel options before making a final decision. Choose one that has the greatest appeal and is affordable.
Philmont participants have found public carriers to be reliable transportation to the ranch. Consult the passenger department of any of the following carriers for scheduling information and costs. Your local travel agency can also provide this service.
Philmont does not endorse any agency or vendor listed here, but provides this information to assist groups in making travel and lodging arrangements.
- Airlines to Denver (270 miles from Philmont), Colorado Springs (190 miles), Pueblo (159 miles), Albuquerque (220 miles), and Amarillo (220) – obtain chartered bus directly to Philmont, OR Greyhound Lines (800-231-2222) to Raton.
- Charter bus service arranged at home direct to Philmont.
- Amtrak Train (800-872-7245 or www.amtrak.com) to Raton – Philmont bus to/from Philmont.
- Amtrak Train to Denver – obtain charter bus directly to Philmont or Greyhound Lines (800-231-2222) to Raton – Philmont bus to/from Philmont.
- Thrifty Car Rental (800-847-4389) – Seven- or 12-passenger vans available to rent from Albuquerque, based on availability.
- Advantage Rent-A-Car (Albuquerque 505-247-1066) – Rentals available.
- Grayline of Denver (303-289-2841 or www.grayline.com/denver) & Grayline of Colorado Springs (800-345-8197) daily carrier with direct service to Philmont from Denver International Airport, Denver Amtrak & Colorado Springs Airport.
Inquire from airlines reservations personnel about supplemental chartered airline services offering packaged plans with reduced group rates.
Travel companies serving Philmont include the following:
- Advantage Rent-A-Car (Albuquerque 505-242-6154) – Rentals available.
- Albuquerque Star Limo, LLC (505-848-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Van & Mini-Bus Service from Albuquerque. Web: www.505starlimo.com
- Blue Sky Adventures (877-225-8375) charter service from Albuquerque, Denver or Colorado Springs. Web: www.blueskyadventures.net
- Carey Southwest Limousine (505-766-5466 or email@example.com) charter service from Albuquerque.
- Champion Charter Bus Denver (404-400-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org) charter service from Denver. Web: www.championcharterbus.com/denver-charter-bus
- Cornerstone Bus Leasing & Rentals (844-4YOURBUS or email@example.com) Rental/Leasing of Mini-bus chassis from Denver or Colorado Springs. Web: www.cornerstonebusleasing.com/philmont-shuttle-rental-discount
- Faust’s Transportation (505-758-3410) charter service from Albuquerque.
- Follow The Sun, Inc. (866-428-4786 or firstname.lastname@example.org), charter service from Albuquerque. Web: www.ftstours.com
- Global Transportation (303-298-1585 or email@example.com) charter service from Colorado. Web: www.globaltransportation.us
- Gray Line of Colorado Springs (800-345-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org) provides transfer services to/from Philmont for groups or individuals from Colorado Springs Airport.
- Gray Line of Denver (303-289-2841 or www.grayline.com/denver) provides daily transfer services to/from Philmont for groups or individuals from Denver International Airport and Denver Amtrak.
- Greyhound Charter Services (800-454-2487) Web: www.greyhound.com
- Herrera Coaches, Inc., (505-242-1108, fax: 505-242-1125) Web: www.herreracoach.com
- Hertz-Rent-a-Car (303-598-1485 or email@example.com) Rental Service from Denver, Colorado Springs, Raton. Web: www.hertz.com (use discount #1909769)
- Leading The Way Tours, Inc. (866-696-5073 or Christine@leadingthewaytours.com) charter services from Colorado Springs, Denver, or Albuquerque. Web: www.leadingthewaytours.com
- Main Event Transportation (888-881-2819) from Albuquerque. Web: www.ScoutTransport.com
- Pacesetter (800-877-6001 or firstname.lastname@example.org) provides service from Denver (airport or Amtrak) and Colorado Springs.
- Premier Charters, Inc (303-289-2222 or Ryan@RidePremier.com) provides service from Denver and Colorado Springs. Web: www.ridepremier.com
- Ramblin’ Express (800-772-6254 or 719-590-8687, email@example.com) service in the Rocky Mountain region. Web: www.ramblinexpress.com.
- Star Limo, LLC, (505-848-9999 or firstname.lastname@example.org) Van & Mini-Bus Service from Albuquerque. Web: www.505starlimo.com
- The Mountains USA (866-433-2244 or info@TheMountainsusa.com) Rental of 15 passenger vans from Denver and Colorado Springs. Web: www.TheMountainsUSA.com