Baldy Town


Staffed Camp;
Water: purified;
Facilities: Commissary; Trading Post; Showers;
Programs: Climb Baldy Mountain Tour Historic Baldy Town Mining History Assaying
Treks Camping at Baldy Town: 12-15 12-17 7-6 9-8 9-12
Treks taking program at Baldy Town: 12-2 12-3 12-6 12-14 12-15 12-17 12-21 12-24 12-27 12-29 12-30 12-32 12-33 12-34 12-35 7-6 7-9 7-17 9-2 9-6 9-8 9-11 9-12 9-13
Located at 9851; Latitude 36.6263 x Longitude -105.19152; Google Map

The history of mining at Philmont dates back to the years immediately after the Civil War. U.S. soldiers were stationed in the West after the war, as the U.S. Army was driving out the Native Americans in the United States. The story is that some of these soldiers stationed at Fort Union traded with Native Americans for copper float. According to the story, some of the soldiers went up Baldy Mountain in 1866 in search of this copper but found gold. They could not stay to mine the gold due to the approaching winter and the area was overrun by miners by the time they returned in the spring.[8] Scores of gold mines were excavated and operated into the early 20th century on what was once the Baldy Mining District, now modern day Philmont. It is a common joke at Philmont that some day the mines under Baldy will collapse and Phillips will be the highest mountain in Philmont. The Contention Mine, located at Cyphers Mine, and the Aztec Mine, located at French Henry, are open to guided tours.

Baldy Town Pizza at 10000 feet
Climb Baldy Mountain
Mount Baldy from Baldy Town Baldy Town from the top of Baldy - Check your Topo maps …
Tour Historic Baldy Town
Inside the 'Museum' at Baldy Town Baldy Town Gold Panning at Baldy Town Cabin at Baldy Town Baldy Town
Food Pickup
The Commissary at Baldy Town Food pickup at Baldy Town
Staff Cabin
Baldytown Staff Cabin The Trading Post at Baldy Town Staff Cabin at Baldy Town Baldytown Staff Cabin
Crew Campsite
Campsite at lower Baldy Town Campsite at lower Baldy Town Baldy Town Campsite Baldy Town Campsite Baldy Town Campsite
Infrastructure
Red Roof Inn @ Baldy Town Shower House at Baldy