Cavalcade is our newest fall adventure offering, unlike the treks during this event you will be riding horse back through the backcountry and seeing Philmont in a way that you haven’t before.
PSA Fall Cavalcade is an experience you won’t want to miss this fall. Riding experience is helpful but not required; we can teach you all you need to know to have a novel experience in the Philmont backcountry. This event is open to all PSA Members and their eligible family members. Get registered before spots are full!
Dates: September 20th-24th, 2023
Slots: 15 available
Registration Deadline: September 1st, 2023
Weigh 200 lbs or less
Be physically and mentally fit
Be a member of the PSA or trek-eligible family member
Be a member of the BSA
Have a completed Philmont Medical Form
Be 14 years old OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation
Are you wondering what to pack on your trip out to Philmont? We have a great resource click here for more information.
Wednesday September 20:
Arrive at Camping Registration between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Check in and complete health recheck. Afterward, Cattle HQ orientation before dinner at PTC.
Thursday September 21:
Report to the Cattle Headquarters at 8 AM, saddle, and hit the trail.
Saturday September 23:
Return from the trail
Sunday September 24:
Basecamp tents are available for the night before and the night after the trail.
South: Drop off at Rayado
Night 1: Abreu
Night 2: Crater Lake
Central: Ride out of Cattle HQ
Night 1: Miner’s Park
Day hike Tooth of Time while riding over Shaffer’s Pass
Night 2: Clark’s Fork
North 1: Drop off at Ponil
Night 1: Pueblano (side ride up Wilson Mesa?)
Night 2: Santa Claus? HOD? Longer days?
North 2: Drop off at Ponil
Night 1: Indian Writings
Night 2: Metcalf Station
*Fill out PSA Cavalcade Form below
*Register through Philmont’s website below
*Send your check to Philmont Scout Ranch with memo “2023 Fall Cavalcade”
*Wait for confirmation email
Please Note: The PSA reserves the right to deny or revoke registration where appropriate.
Fill out Cavalcade form here but…
Payment is made directly to Philmont , not the PSA
Make check payable to: “Philmont Scout Ranch”
In the memo, please write: “2023 PSA Cavalcade”
Mail check: 17 Deer Run Road Cimarron, NM
Philmont’s refund policy: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. THEY CANNOT BE APPLIED TO FUTURE PSA TREKS OR EVENTS. Emergency situations will be handled by Philmont on an individual basis.