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 12-29 7-6 1A-N 1B-N 2A-N 2A-N 2B-N 3A-N 3B-N 9-4
Treks taking program at Baldy Town: 12-3 12-11 12-14 12-15 12-17 12-19 12-22 12-23 12-24 12-27 12-29 12-30 12-32 12-33 12-34 7-2 7-5 7-6 1A-N 1B-N 2A-N 2A-N 2B-N 3A-N 3B-N 5A-N 5B-N 9-2 9-4 9-5 9-6 9-11 9-12
Located at 9851; Latitude 36.6263 x Longitude -105.19152;

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 … Gold at the end of the rainbow?
Tour Historic Baldy Town
Baldy Town Gold Panning at Baldy Town Cabin at Baldy Town Baldy Town Inside the 'Museum' at Baldy Town
Food Pickup
Food pickup at Baldy Town The Commissary at Baldy Town
Staff Cabin
Staff Cabin at Baldy Town The Trading Post at Baldy Town Baldytown Staff Cabin 1935 - The original Baldytown located on Baldy Mountain's East face. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, the surrounding area saw a flood of eager miners looking to profit off of the mountain's gold and copper rush. Another settlement known as Elizabethtown was founded on the mountain's west face and a number of decommissioned mine shafts remain to this day. Baldytown Staff Cabin
Crew Campsite
Campsite at lower Baldy Town Campsite at lower Baldy Town Baldy Town Campsite Baldy Town Campsite Baldy Town Campsite
Shower House at Baldy Red Roof Inn @ Baldy Town