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Cavalcade Horseback Treks 2024

June 7 - August 5

Cavalcade Horseback Treks

Philmont Cavalcades are similar to Traditional Treks except that, instead of hiking, crews ride horses through the rugged mountain wilderness like the famous trappers who first explored the West. Eight-day Cavalcades with 10 to 15 people* per crew are offered on specific dates each summer. The final day of the Cavalcade is spent in competition at an Equestrian Gymkhana.

For the safety of the rider and the horse, there is a 200-pound weight limit for all riders. No Exceptions.

Due to the popularity of the Cavalcade program and the limited number of horses, a lottery will be held for crews that have expressed a desire to participate in summer Cavalcades. A group may not participate in consecutive years.

Program Cost: $1,260

Cavalcade Horseback Treks are FULL for 2024 – However, please join our 2024 Waitlist if spots become available.  

Join 2024 Waitlist

Register for 2025 Cavalcade

Register: By crew

Season: Summer

Age: 14-20 (or 13 and have completed 8th grade)

Crew Size: 10-15, including adult leadership

Leadership: 3 adult leaders per crew required minimum, 5 adult leaders maximum

Registration: October/November, 18 months prior to trek


Cavalcade Toolbox  
Cavalcade Appropriate Links 2024 Crew Packet
   2025 Registration Information 2024 Guidebook to Adventure
   Fees and Scholarships 2024 Guidebook to Adventure for Advisors    
   2025 Financial Aid Application Shakedown Guide
   Trek Requirements Facilities
   Health and Medical Record Patches and Awards
   Planning Calendar Equipment List
   2024 Itinerary Guidebook Dining in The Backcountry
   Philmont Prep Seminars New Mexico Fishing License
   Traveling to Philmont Promote Your Philmont Trek
   2024 Custom Crew Shirts Council & Unit Planning Guide
   Crew Photos  


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   About Philmont Contact Us
   Visit Us (Open Year-Round) Covid-19 Updates
   Frequently Asked Questions Philmont Training Center
   Tooth of Time Traders (PSR Store) BSA Family Adventure Camp
   Philmont Museums Basecamp Webcam
   Seasonal Staff Opportunities Philmont Photo Archive
   Philmont Staff Association Philmont Stories (Blog)
   Conservation Department Resources
   Philmont Wildfire Recovery Ambassador Resources
   Wildfire Recovery & Mitigation Fund  


June 7
August 5
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Philmont Basecamp
56 Camping Headquarters Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281


Philmont Camping Headquarters (CHQ)
(575) 376-2281