Ranger Training



Your Ranger will accompany your crew into the back country. During your first day on the trail your Ranger will instruct your crew on Philmont's back country protocols including land navigation, emergency procedures and meal preparation and cleanup, campsite selection. Your Ranger will then accompany you on the trail to your second campsite, normally leaving you on the morning of your third day on the trail.
Campsites offering this program: Anasazi Bent Dean Skyline Flume Canyon McBride Canyon Sioux Cimarron River Ponderosa Park Upper Clarks Fork Aguila Line Camp Lover's Leap Old Abreu Olympia Rayado River Rimrock Park Toothache Springs Carson Meadows Dean Cutoff House Canyon Hells fire Canyon Arrowhead Herradura Magpie Heck Meadow Little Twin and CHQ Trailbound
Treks 12-2 12-24 7-1 9-2 9-4 9-6 take this program at Anasazi
Treks 12-21 12-35 7-6 take this program at Bent
Treks 7-15 9-11 take this program at Dean Skyline
Treks 7-9 7-16 9-13 take this program at Flume Canyon
Treks 12-6 7-7 take this program at McBride Canyon
Treks 12-15 12-22 12-32 9-8 take this program at Sioux
Treks 12-3 12-23 7-17 take this program at Cimarron River
Treks 7-2 take this program at Ponderosa Park
Treks 9-5 take this program at Upper Clarks Fork
Treks 9-7 take this program at Aguila
Treks 12-7 12-9 7-14 take this program at Line Camp
Treks 12-5 12-8 7-12 take this program at Lover's Leap
Treks 7-10 7-13 9-10 take this program at Old Abreu
Treks 12-11 12-12 12-19 take this program at Olympia
Treks 12-16 12-28 7-3 7-4 9-9 take this program at Rayado River
Treks 7-5 7-8 take this program at Rimrock Park
Treks 12-20 take this program at Toothache Springs
Treks 9-1 take this program at Carson Meadows
Treks 12-17 take this program at Dean Cutoff
Treks 12-14 12-27 take this program at House Canyon
Treks 12-33 12-34 take this program at Hells fire Canyon
Treks 12-4 12-26 7-11 9-3 9-12 take this program at Arrowhead
Treks 12-1 take this program at Herradura
Treks 12-13 12-25 12-31 take this program at Magpie
Treks 12-10 12-18 12-30 take this program at Heck Meadow
Treks 12-29 take this program at Little Twin
All treks take this program at CHQ Trailbound

Photos at Anasazi


Ranger training at Anasazi

Photos at Old Camp


Ranger training at Old Camp Ranger training at Old Camp

Photos at Sioux


Ranger training at Sioux

Photos at CHQ Trailbound


Shakedown Medical Recheck at Base Camp Emergency Procedures Check In at the Welcome Center Shakedown in base camp Bell 'talk' at lunch Loading the bus Reviewing the route Shakedown The Crew Photo Waiting for the medical re-check A Trek Planner reviews our intinerary with our crew leaders in Logisitics A little Ranger Training while we wait of our turn in Logistics The Ranger's Kevin Walker, Our Ranger for the next couple of days Waiting for the Ranger to appear shakedown at basecamp base camp rental equipment food pickup at base camp Checkin at the reception center Medical Recheck at Base Camp Weighing packs at Welcome Center Ranger Training Map Review at Basecamp Map Review at Basecamp

Photos at Vaca


Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca Ranger Training at Vaca

Photos at Lover's Leap


Ranger Training: Dinner Prep Ranger Training:  Bear Bags & the Lark's Head Knot Ranger Training:  Dinner Prep Ranger Training: Eating Dinner! Ranger Training: Cleanup at the sump (PVC by the rock) Bear Bag Training at Lover's Leap Ranger Training: Tying off the bear bags

Photos at Rayado



Photos at Rayado River


Learning to tie a larks head knot Sumping at Rayado River

Photos at Urraca


Ranger Challenge at Uracca Ranger Challenge at Uracca

Photos at Rich Cabins


Ranger Training

Photos at Dean Cutoff


Ranger Training at Dean Cutoff

Photos at Zastrow Trailhead


Ranger Training at Zastrow Turnaround Zastrow Turnaround Ranger teaches lang navigation at the Zastrow Turnaround Ranger training at the Zastrow Turnaround

Photos at On the trail


Ranger Training at the turnaround: Map & Compass larks head knot Ranger training on top of Urraca Mesa

Photos at Lovers Leap Trailhead


Gathering at the turnaround

Photos at Ponil Trailhead


Orienting a map at the Ponil Turnaround

Photos at Cito Trailhead


Cito Turnaround