Sea Base                       Philmont Tours              Northern Tier

Colorado          New Mexico


  1.     Here is the highlight of your day and of your trip-- A breath taking ride on the worlds longest aerial cable car to the 11,000 foot summit of Sandia Peak

  2.     At the summit of Sandia Peak, we will hike about a mile along the mountain ridge to the “Stone Hut” built in the 1930’s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This is a fantastic hike with unparalleled vistas of the Rio Grande Valley and it provides a great way to quickly acclimate to the affects of higher elevations. What a great way to help get ready for the rigors of your Philmont trek!

  3.     Check in at the hotel where there’s lots to do (pool, gift shop, computer center, fitness center, ping pong, and basketball).

  4.     Spend the afternoon poolside or play board games, ping-pong or basketball with your crew and other Scouts from all over the country--this is some Scout trip!

  5.     Dinner is good food and lots of it! An “all you can eat” buffet.

  6.     Pick up any last minute items you need for the trail. Lots of options within a 10 minute walk of the hotel.

        Day 2

  1.     Hot, all you can eat, full breakfast buffet at hotel-waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon, Danish, cereal, juice, and fresh fruit!

  2.     Review your homebound departure day pick up procedures and get your Blue Sky Adventures “give-a-ways and tips” to make your trek even better.

  3.     All aboard the Blue Sky Express! You will be at Philmont by 10:00 AM.

        Departure Day

  1.     Depart Philmont on the 7:30 AM Blue Sky Express.  Exact departure time may change based on our transportation schedule.  We will confirm exact time once your flight is finalized.

  2.     Arrive Albuquerque International Airport by 11:30 AM.  Departure flight must leave after 1 PM.

  3.     Time for some tasty food that you don’t have to mix with water! Each person will receive $10 cash for use at the airport food court. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal before your flight home!

    Day 1

  1.     Arrive in Albuquerque by 12:00 PM and rendezvous with your Blue Sky Adventures tour guide at the Albuquerque International airport. We will be waiting for you and will get you underway as soon as possible.  With your Blue Sky Adventures water bottle in hand it’s time to get acclimated!

  2.     Your tour guide will be with you all day to make sure everything is fun and happens as it is supposed to and will bring New Mexico “alive” with stories of local legends, history and culture. Your tour guide is the difference maker on a Blue Sky tour compared to anything you can do yourself!

  3.     Lunch at the world-famous Frontier Restaurant just across from the University of New Mexico. Try the green chile cheeseburger or the Frontier Burrito. Be sure to add a Sweet Roll to share with your fellow Scouts. They are delicious!!

  4.     A visit to the National Atomic Museum. Learn about the Manhattan Project and see replicas of the bombs that ended World War II. See the plane that dropped the bomb and climb into the control tower of the first nuclear submarine. This is a cool place for sure!!

  5.     Time for a break with snacks and drinks for all!


New Mexico

Note—the full day one itinerary is based on arrival in Albuquerque by 12:00 PM. The itinerary will be adjusted for later arrivals as follows:

  1.     Arrivals between 12 PM. and 1 PM -- Lunch and then Sandia Tram. Must skip Atomic Museum.

  2.     Arrivals between 1 PM and 2:30 PM -- Straight to Sandia Tram. Must skip lunch and Atomic Museum.

  3.     Arrivals after 2:30 PM -- Straight to the hotel. Enjoy the Pool!

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  1. Departure Day - Bonus Sightseeing Opportunity   

  2.     Not ready to go home?  Can’t get an afternoon flight?  Why sit around the airport?  For those groups with a flight departing later in the day, we have a terrific way for you to spend the afternoon.  We will provide complimentary transportation from the airport to/from Old Town Albuquerque!  We will even store your bags!

  3.     Old Town was established in 1706 and it was the heart of the Wild West in its day. See Native American artists at work and walk through the historic Plaza which has been under the rule of 5 different countries over the last 300 years!  Poke around in the local stores and historic and cultural sites. This is a real taste of the Southwest! 

  4.     We will have you back at the airport Terminal over an hour before your flight but no later than 4 PM.  If you want to do anything other than Old Town, we can arrange a private charter for your group at a cost of $100 per hour. All private charters will need to be booked prior to June 1.