2023 & 2024 Availability

The following information is for Units interested in trekking at Philmont in 2023. To enter into the 2024 registration lottery click here.

Philmont Scout Ranch is #open4adventure and still accepting crews for the summer of 2023 & 2024! 

In 2023 & 2024, crews will be learning valuable lessons in character, teamwork and leadership all while forging new connections with their peers and looking out from iconic peaks such as Baldy Mountain and the Tooth of Time. Since its first camping season in 1939, Philmont has played a key role in shaping the lives of more than one million Scouters throughout the United States and across the world.

Philmont offers 12, 9 or 7-day backpacking treks throughout the southern Rockies in New Mexico’s Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Distances range from 50 to 100+ miles with a variety of unique program opportunities. Each itinerary is designed to challenge participants in new ways and put their previous scouting experiences to the test.

While most crews will opt for a 12-day trekking to experience as much of Philmont a possible, we recognize the time commitment needs of different crews and individuals. If you can’t commit for a full 12-days, we would still love for you to have a Philmont experience!

Philmont crews are comprised of 8-12 people and can be from the same troop or multiple. Youth must be at least 14 years of age or 13 and have completed 8th grade by the time their trek begins. Every crew needs at least 2 adult advisors.

We typically recommend crews begin preparing about a year in advance for their adventure.

  • $150 deposit per individual is due with the signed invoice. Minimum crew sizes apply.
  • Advance payment (1/2 of remaining fees) per individual is due October 1, the year prior to trek.
  • Final payment (final 1/2 of fees) per individual is due March 1 of the year of trek. 

Not able to assemble a crew? No problem! Philmont also offers a number of individual trek opportunities for interests such as conservation, horsemanship and extra rugged trekking opportunities. To learn more click here. 

How can I learn more? Be sure to call 575-376-2281 to speak with one of our staff members! They can happily assist you with reservations and answer any outstanding questions.  


Our staff have been training hard in preparation for the summer season! Take a look at our May training highlights and follow along with the Ranch’s story this summer by viewing our social channels below! 

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View the chart below for available crew slots in 2023 & 2024. These slots provide an opportunity for crews to register less than the typical 18 months before their trek, with the understanding that they must operate on an accelerated schedule to be fully prepared.