Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national High Adventure Base. It covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.
Philmont Scout Ranch operates 35 staffed camps and 55 trail camps. Philmont has high mountains with rough terrain and elevations that range from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.
More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch's wilderness.
The Philmont base camp is open to the public. Check out the National Scouting Museum, Tooth of Time Traders (Award Winning Outdoor Gear Store), Villa Philmonte, Kit Carson at Rayado Museum, and the Chase Ranch Museum.