Re: Philmont Questions
George Crowl (WILLIAMM@ZIAVMS.ENMU.EDU)
Mon, 12 May 1997 09:12:24 -0600
I have good news and bad news:
Philmont does not usually have a place for on site overnight
camping. Depending on space available, they might put you up in
"Tent City" for about $2 per night per person, but do not depend
on it. Not only that, but Tent City is noisy! Inquire at the
Welcome Center. However, about 10 - 15 miles away, there are
campsites in Cimmaron Canyon west of Cimmaron, NM on the US
On the good side, Philmont has several attractions which are open
to visitors and well worth the visit. They are free. I
recommend you wear uniform, no one will even ask if you are a
visitor, but it is not necessary.
The Philmont trading post is normally open about 12 hours a day.
Lots of Philmont specific souveniers, and a very good stock of
general Scouting stuff.
The Philmont (Seton) Museum has changing displays of Western
materials, Indian history, Seton paintings, etc., etc. I cannot
predict what will be on display this summer. It also has a good
library of older Scouting and Western/Indian material.
The Villa has tours starting about every 15-30 minutes. This
magnificant old mansion tour gives an idea of Waite Phillips
interests and how the gift of Philmont came about. Inquire at
the Welcome Center for a reservation.
Rayado (about 7 miles south) has a good re-creation museum of how
it looked when Kit Carson lived there, usually including a
working blacksmith shop, guided tours of the hacienda, etc.
It might be fun to go to either the opening or closing campfire
(there is one of each every night).
There is also a museum in town which has many displays of local
history, the "Colfax County War," the gold mines at Baldy, the
Beaubien Land Grant (which Philmont was a part of), etc. Also,
the St. James Hotel is a relic of the gold mining days, nicely
restored, but a bit expensive to eat at.
Hope this helps. Philmont is normally quite helpful and
____'/____ George Crowl
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Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 09:28:40 -0800
From: paccerelli <paccerelli@TRIAX.COM>
Subject: Re: Philmont Questions
Hello out there, need your help once more. One of our ASM & 2
will be passing by Raton, NM this Summer & would like to know if
Philmont allows on site overnite camping or even drop in visitors
buying at their Scout Shop?
Thank you. George A. Paccerelli, BSRT Commish, Stevens District,
INWC-WA&ID, CM Trps 902, 904, & 921. "I use to be an Antelope"
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City