ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Tucked high into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside of Cimarron, Philmont Scout Ranch has long been a draw, with some 23,000 scouts and adults leaders visiting the site every summer for hiking, camping and other outdoor activities.
The ranch also features several areas that the general public may visit and find interesting, said Bryan Hayek, marketing manager for the ranch.
The Kit Carson Museum at Rayado pays tribute to Kit Carson and Lucien Maxwell, who founded a settlement in the area in the mid-1800s. In 1950, the Boy Scouts of America built an adobe museum focused on that era.
“Staff at the Kit Carson Museum dress in period clothing and demonstrate frontier skills and crafts,” Hayek said, including blacksmithing, cooking, shooting, and farming.
Each museum room is outfitted with reproduction furniture and objects typical to New Mexico in the 1850s, he said.