Whiteman Vega


Staffed Camp;
Water: windmill unpurified;
Facilities: Low Impact Camp;
Programs: Mountain Biking
Treks Camping at Whiteman Vega: 12-21 12-22 12-24 12-29 12-34 9-4
Treks taking program at Whiteman Vega: 12-21 12-22 12-23 12-24 12-29 12-33 12-34 9-4
Located at 8061; Latitude 36.7753 x Longitude -105.105; 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.

Relaxing at Whiteman Vega view of Baldy from Whiteman Vega Weather at Whiteman Vega
Campfire
evening
Mountain Biking
Bike Corral at Whiteman Vega Ready for the trail Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Mountain Biking at Whiteman Vega Getting some air at Whiteman Vega
Wildlife
Bison near Whiteman Vega Bison near Whiteman Vega
Staff Cabin
Inside the Inside the Staff Yurt at Whiteman Vega The staff Check-in with staff at Seally Canyon
Crew Campsite
Hi Jamie! Campsite Panorama at Whiteman Vega
Conservation Project