While Philmont is best known for its popular summer programs, the Scout ranch is open year-round, providing high-adventure expeditions through the autumn, winter, and early spring. Consider participating in these exciting off-season programs:
Autumn Adventure crews enjoy the beautiful New Mexico fall, when opportunities abound for trout fishing, mountain climbing, photography, and more. Each group will plan its own itinerary with the assistance of a Philmont guide. The Autumn Adventure is a great program for traditional youth/adult crews. This is the only program in which an all-adult Scouting group may participate.
Learn winter camping basics and how to camp comfortably in cold weather, and enjoy Philmont's beauty in winter. Winter Adventure can be set to fit your schedule, and can include ski touring, snow shelter building, snow camping, winter ecology, and use of winter tools and equipment.
Hiking and camping without a trace are signs of an expert outdoorsman, and of a Scout or Scouter who cares for the environment. Leave No Trace is an awareness and an attitude rather than a set of rules. It applies in your backyard or local park as much as in the backcountry. We should all practice Leave No Trace in our thinking and actions—wherever we go.