Looking for a great trail in Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 12 moderate trails in Philmont Scout Ranch ranging from 3.4 to 59.5 miles and from 6,509 to 11,735 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!






nature trips


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kid friendly

no dogs

23 days ago

private property
1 month ago

This is a privately held trail. It is part of BSA property.

This is a privately held trail. It is part of BSA property. Dogs are not allowed. It is a very fun and easy hike.

2 months ago

This is a privately held trail. It’s is part of BSA property.

Lots of river crossings. Take middle fork it has 16 river crossings, North for has 61.

Nice hike. Just hiked to Lovers Leap and back about 3 miles. Really windy at Lovers Leap. 3/9/19

private property
6 months ago

Friday, July 06, 2018

Great view of PTC and nice challenge with the catwalk at the end which explains the difficulty rating. Other than that the journey there wasn’t strenuous.

I hiked parts of this trail on my 1st trip to Philmont. We were dropped at the Kit Carson Museum and stopped by Zastrow for some duct tape ball, and then hiked to the Rayado River Camp.

Fantastic trek! Lots of great activities and it gets rugged the last two days. Just beautiful.

a great and beautiful hike. awesome staff run or hike.

I wish that they would update this page to have the various hikes that you can do at Philmont, I did a trek to the 60+ miler and stood on top of the Tooth of Time! Haven't been back in a long time, wish I still had the time to do such long hikes

Friday, August 01, 2014

This not a destination. This would just be a morning run by those attending camp. Philmont is a beautiful part of New Mexico. Great views and sunrises.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I have made 3 expedition trips leading scouts to Philmont. Each trip was made on different trails. The length of each trip was between 50 to 80 miles and included at least one high peak. Each time it was a good test and much enjoyed!

This is the closest I found for the Philmont Trails. I hiked these mountains while in the Boy Scouts in 1972. We spent five days over 50 miles of trail. The northern New Mexico area is absolutely beautiful and the trails range from easy to hard. Bears were a problem back then. I earned my Mountain Man badge here.

Friday, August 02, 2013

Spent 2.5 weeks building trail and hiking at Philmont. Beautiful country and a great opportunity/experience. From trekking the Tooth of Time to watching fire works in Eagle's Nest from the saddle of Mt. Baldy on the 4th of July.

A nice walk to the best place I've ever been.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Been down Philmont Road to Philmont Scout Camp with a full crew. We spent 10 days traveling 75+ miles through some of the most pristine back country in the Southern Rockies. What a great place.

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