Places To Stay Near Philmont

These businesses and agencies offer low-cost overnight accommodations for groups traveling to Philmont. Sleeping bags are required at most, and tents are required for some. Meals are available at most of the military bases. These listings are subject to change; contact the agency directly for more information.

Philmont does not endorse any agency or vendor, but provides this information to assist groups in making travel and lodging arrangements.

Under 100 miles

Casa Del Gavilan Bed and Breakfast (two miles)
South of Philmont

Blue Dragonfly Inn Bed and Breakfast (four miles)
600 W. 18th St
Cimarron, NM 87714

St. James Hotel (four miles)
Cimarron, NM

Cimarron Inn and RV Park (five miles)
Cimarron, NM

Ponil Campground (six miles)
31006 U.S. Highway 64
Cimarron, NM 87714

Cimarron Canyon State Park (20 miles)
P.O. Box 185
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Ute Park, NM

New Mexico Army National Guard (25 miles)
Attn: Administration Officer
P.O. Box 457
Springer, NM 87740
575-483-3600 or 505-483-3603
West of Springer, NM

Springer Lake State Park (25 miles)
No contact necessary. Offers overnight camping and latrines; open fires are not permitted.
Springer, NM 87747
(No telephone number)
Four miles northwest of Springer, NM

National Rifle Association (40 miles)
Whittington Center
P.O. Box 700
Raton, NM 87740
575-445-3615 or
10 miles southwest of Raton on Highway 64

Wheeler Peak Lodge (41 miles)
30 South Angel Fire Road
P.O. Box 135
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Angel Fire, NM

Charette Lake State Park (50 miles)
No contact necessary. Offers overnight camping and latrines, and fires are permitted. Exit nine miles south of Springer on New Mexico Highway 569 and drive 14 miles to the lake.
(No telephone number)
23 miles south and west of Springer, NM

Sugarite Canyon State Park (55 miles)
HCR 63, Box 386
Raton, NM 87740
Raton, NM

Carson National Forest (60 miles)
208 Cruz Alta Road
Taos, NM 87571
Taos, NM

Capulin Camp (75 miles)
Hwy. 87, P.O. Box 68
Capulin, NM 88414
Capulin, NM

100 to 250 miles

Storrie Lake State Park (100 miles)
HC 33, Box 109, No. 2
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Las Vegas, NM

Clayton Lake State Park (120 miles)
141 Clayton Lake Road
Clayton, NM 88415
To reserve electrical site: 877-664-7787
Clayton, NM

Santa Fe Trail Council, BSA (120 miles)
1513 1/2 East Fulton
Garden City, KS 67846
Garden City, KS

Ute Lake State Park (135 miles)
Attn. Tara or John
P.O. Box 52
Logan, NM 88426
27 miles northeast of Tucumcari, NM

Koshare Indian Museum (140 miles)
P.O. Box 580
La Junta, CO 81050
La Junta, CO

Bandelier National Monument (150 miles)
HCR 1, Box 1, Suite 15
Los Alamos, NM 87544-9701
505-672-3861, ext. 534
Please call even if you just plan a day visit.
Los Alamos, NM

Conchas Lake State Park (175 miles)
P.O. Box 976
Conchas Dam, NM 88416
34 miles northwest of Tucumcari, NM

Holy Cross Abbey (185 miles)
Contact: Paula
2951 East Highway 50
P.O. Box 1510
Canon City, CO 81215-1510
888-588-8631, ext. 1239
Canon City, CO

Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch and Affiliates (200 miles)
Attn: Darci Johnson
P.O. Box 1890
Amarillo, TX 79174
800-687-3722, ext. 635
Amarillo, TX

Pathway to the Rockies Council, BSA (200 miles)
Attn: Mike Caruthers
(719) 332-8797

Garden of the Gods Campground (200 miles)
3704 West Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Colorado Springs, CO

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park (200 miles)
Attn: Shelly Howard
P.O. Box 549
Canon City, CO 81215
888-333-5597, ext. 148
Canon City, CO

United States Air Force Academy (200 miles)
Attn: Youth Coordinator
HQ USAFA/PAC, 2346 Academy Drive
U.S. Air Force Academy, CO 80840
Required: One adult must present a Department of Defense ID card.
Colorado Springs, CO

University of New Mexico Conference Services (220 miles)
Attn: Dennis Weber
Albuquerque, NM

Cannon Air Force Base (225 miles)
Attn: Frank Stanley
8109C New Mexico Highway 206
Portales, NM 88130
575-784-2001 or 575-784-2002
Prefers contact by e-mail:
Clovis, NM

250 miles or further

Palo Duro Canyon State Park (260 miles)
Route 2, Box 285
Canyon, TX 79015
South of Amarillo, TX

Lost Canyon Ranch (320 miles)
Scout and Youth Camp Adventure Base
P.O. Box 1049
Dolores, CO 81323
Dolores, CO

Fort Hays State University (450 miles)
c/o Wiest Hall Director, Dawn Walker
600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601-4099
Hays, KS

Camp Hammond YMCA (600 miles)
Attn: Bruce Wolhuter
6320 Southeast Stubbs Road
Berryton, KS 66409
Topeka, KS

Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian
9151 I-40 East
Amarillo, TX