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Fire Danger Forces Closure of Philmont Backcountry

July 05, 2018

The fire danger in northern New Mexico is currently classified as “extreme” and has led to the closure of most public lands near Philmont Scout Ranch. After careful consideration of the situation and available options, the difficult but prudent decision was made that the Philmont backcountry will remain closed for treks and individual programs for the remainder of the 2018 summer season.

To keep you Scouting this summer, we’re extending a discount for Lenhok’sin High Adventure at the Goshen Scout Reservation to those whose Philmont trips were cancelled due to the Philmont backcountry closure. To register with this discount, please contact directly.

For more information on Philmont programs, schedules, and closures, please visit