Registration for the 2024 Philmont Trek is now open, and there are only 12 spots available!
PROJECTED COST: $2,800 | Philmont Trek Payment Form
For more information on the program, billing, training, and more see our Philmont Trek 2024 webpage.
About Philmont Ranch
Since Philmont’s first camping season in 1939, more than 860,000 Scouts, Explorers, and their leaders have participated in the rugged challenge of its backpacking program. Philmont’s camping season is from mid-June to late August. Scouts and Explorers must be in top physical condition, at least 14 years of age by January 1 of the year in which they attend or have completed the eighth grade, and registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. Organized into crews of 7-12, including at least two adult leaders, participants hike Philmont’s mountains for ten full days, spending nights at various backcountry camps. At staffed camps, crews can participate in various programs presented by Philmont backcountry staff. Among these programs are horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, rock climbing, 30.06 rifle shooting, archaeology, mountain biking, and interpretive programs such as homesteading and mountain man rendezvous.
In addition to regular expeditions, Philmont offers several special programs. These include Cavalcades (expeditions on horseback), Mountain Men and Mountain Women (a provisional 6-day experience for family members of Training Center participants), Rayado Treks, an extended expedition for Scouts and Explorers who have attained a high degree of backpacking skill and who are at least 15 years or ninth-grade graduates, and not yet 21, and Trail Crew, a 28-day combination trail building and expedition.