Seally Canyon


Staffed Camp;
Water: water tank unpurified;
Facilities: Low Impact Camp;
Programs: Search & Rescue / Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Medicine
Treks Camping at Seally Canyon: 12-21 12-22 12-23 12-24 9-4
Treks taking program at Seally Canyon: 12-21 12-22 12-24 12-33 12-35 9-4
Located at 8037; Latitude 36.7491 x Longitude -105.1; Google Map

Since 1988, Philmont has trekked through pieces of the 100,000-acre Valle Vidal. Today, Philmont utilizes roughly 59,000 acres in the Colfax County portion of the property. The Valle Vidal borders Philmont near Dan Beard, Rich Cabins, and Philmont’s North Ponil country. It is home to New Mexico’s largest wild elk herd. As a part of Philmont’s special use agreement with the Forest Service, we agree to do meaningful conservation services and practice Leave No Trace Camping in the Valle Vidal. Some of the most popular programs such as mountain biking, search and rescue, astronomy, and folk weather forecasting are located at the Valle Vidal camps of Whiteman Vega, Seally Canyon, and Ring Place. Another great feature of the Valle Vidal is the ability for a crew to “bushwhack” from location to location using only map and compass or GPS. There are few established trails but navigating through large ponderosa pine stands is a beautiful and rewarding challenge. There are also Low Impact Camps located in the Valle Vidal where your crew has a high likelihood of experiencing a night under the stars by themselves.

Seally Canyon Staff Area
Challenge Events

Wilderness Medicine
Program talk at Seally Canyon Transporting Preparing to treat
Staff Cabin

Crew Campsite
Campsite at Seally Canyon