Local Residents

Philmont Scout Ranch:
Adventure In The American West

Philmont Scout Ranch: Get everyone together and escape to the Land of Enchantment – New Mexico! Philmont Scout Ranch is located near the village of Cimarron, in Northeastern NM, and spans over 140,000 acres of stunning Rocky Mountain landscape. It is BSA’s largest National High Adventure Base and has hosted more than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and families since its first camping season in 1939. With its dramatic scenery and storied history, Philmont offers endless opportunities to learn, explore and experience for campers of every age. Philmont’s Family Adventure Camp is available to all families!. During the day, adventurers can fish the lakes and rivers of New Mexico, take a dude-style horseback ride next to the Tooth of Time, or hike to see an authenticated T-Rex footprint. In the evenings, families can be found relaxing around a campfire, singing songs, and telling stories. Whatever you choose to do, time at Philmont is full of family fun.

Choose Your Adventure

We are excited to be able to offer Family Adventure Camp to our Colfax County, New Mexico, and Southern Colorado residents. Scouting’s Best Family Vacation! Come for a day or stay overnight for the full schedule! Either way, you will have a great chance to experience the magic of Philmont and the many opportunities for adventure.


Choose a single day, multiple days, or stay for the full 5 day adventure.

  • Satuday, July 29
  • Sunday, July 30
  • Monday, July 31
  • Tuesday, August 1
  • Wednesday, August 2


  • Each day begins with Check-in at 7:30am and program ends at 4:30pm.
  • Each day includes morning and afternoon program sessions. Lunch is provided.
  • Guest who are not staying overnight, are welcome to stay for the evening Philmont activities (Backcountry skills night, cobbler night, Western night, etc.) An additional Dinner fee is collected on-site. 

Upgrade Your Adventure - Stay Overnight

Add to your family fun by staying overnight at the ranch. Choose one night or multiple nights. Your epic vacation starts with awesome accommodations. Campers at Philmont can choose from two types of lodging. All of these include electricity, comfortable beds, and access to our beautiful showerhouses with individual locking shower and bathrooms.

Terrace Tents

For something fun and adventurous, check out Philmont’s wall tents. Each tent comes with two twin size beds, mattreses, electricity, overhead lightm, and a locker. Guest swill need to bring their own bedding and linens.

Luxury Deluxe Tents
Luxury Deluxe tents

Deluxe Tents are similar to the Terrace Tents but they include a few extra perks, like a porch and chairs, two rooms that can accommodate up to people. Just imagine your family sitting on the porch, breathing in the fresh morning air or gazing at stars in the night sky. It’s the perfect way to connect with each other – and with nature! 

Bedding and Linens are provided for each guest. Beds include a queen bed and 2 sets of bunks.

2023 Fees

Philmont is happy to provide discounted rates for our local residents. Fees are collected during the online registration process for program and overnight accomodations. You do not need to be a registered BSA member to paticipate.

Daily Program Cost is $44 per person. Includes activities, staffing, and lunch.

Overnight Stays:

  • Terrace Tent (Sleeps 2) $26 per night per tent
  • Deluxe Tent (Sleeps upto 6) $90 per night per tent

Additional Meals (payable on-site):

  • Breakfast $6 per person    6:30-8:00am
  • Dinner $10 per person       5:00-6:30pm

Experience the Magic of Philmont

Here is a sample of the many fun activities you can participate in. Each day will include a different schedule of programs. Some program availability may be subject to change based on weather and staffing levels.

backcountry Hikes

Hiking the hills of Philmont is a highlight for all who visit. From Vistas to Valleys, Philmont offers one of the most breathtaking, scenic views in the western United States! The training center offers a variety of hikes for all ages and hiking skill levels. 

Shooting Sports

Check out Philmont’s shooting sports range, where safe and successful shooting is our priority. Families will have the chance to experience slingshots, archery, BB guns, tomahawks, rifles and sporting clays.

Nature Trail

On this self-guided, easy-breezy 0.75-mile, campers take the Nature Trail to discover plants and animals that live in the area and explore the science that makes our environment unique.

North Ponil Dinosaur Hike

Campers can hike to see one of only two confirmed Tyrannosaurus Rex footprints in the world. This is a must see for all first time visitors.

Philmont Museums and Tours

Visit Philmont’s four museums on the historic Santa Fe trail to learn about the Gold Rush and the Wild West! At the Kit Carson Museum, families can watch staff show frontier skills like blacksmithing, cooking outdoors, and more. At Chase Ranch, groups can learn about 1800s ranch life.

Craft Center

Round up your family and head over to Philmont’s Craft Center. There are fun crafts for everyone, like wood and leather crafts, beaded jewelry, painted ceramics, tie dye, sand art, photography, and more. Philmont’s staff will teach you all the skills that you need!

High Ropes and Climbing Tower

Take family fun to the next level with Philmont’s climbing and challenge adventure course. Challenge your friends to race to the top of our climbing wall, try your hand(s) at crate stacking, or test your skills on our high ropes course!

FARM YARD and pony riding

Younger family members will love taking a ride on our ponies at the Philmont Training Center Pony Ring! As an extra bonus, the pony ring includes the Farm Yard – a petting zoo full of your favorite farm animals.


Our fully equipped child care center provides daily fun for children 6 months to 5 years old. Families can comfortably participate in Philmont activities knowing their young children are in good hands.

Start Your Adventure Now!

Please review the Planning Your Visit page for driving instructions, what to bring etc.

For rore information or assistance, please contact our customer service team at Philmont.trainingcenter.org or call 575-376-1135.