Gorham Scout Ranch is designed for use twelve months out of the year. The summer months are primarily reserved for council-organized summer programs. During the rest of the year, the camp is available for training events, unit camping, family camping, Order of the Arrow events, and various conferences.
Camp facilities are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Check with the Council Service Center for availability of equipment and facilities or to make reservations. Please fill-out the appropriate Camp Facilities Use Form in addition to a Local or National Tour Permit. These forms are available from the Great Southwest Council Service Center in addition to being listed below.
Camp Facilities Use Form
There are also specific policies and procedures that must be followed. All groups should review Camp Use Policies (listed on the Camp Facilities Use Form), and groups considering climbing/rappelling should review the Camp Climbing/Rappelling Policies.
If you have any special requests or needs, please let us know. We will do our best to make your visit to the Gorham Scout Ranch an enjoyable one.
Map to Gorham Scout Ranch
Map of Gorham Scout Ranch
| Overnight Hikes from Albuquerque |
As part of his Wood Badge ticket, Scott Whalen, Varsity Scout coach for troop 750, has put together a document outlining 5 overnight backpacking trips that can be accomplished from Albuquerque. This could involve leaving after work on Friday and coming back on Saturday. Scott has struggled with where to go backpacking when time is limited, as others do also. Hopefully this document will help them out. This very complete document is available on this website. Thanks for your work Scott!
| Hike the Sandia Mountain Trails |
Another Wood Badge ticket item by Ted Borek encourages Scouts and Scouters to experience hiking the Sandia Mountains using the established trail system. A "Hike the Sandia Mountain Trails" patch and additional segments can be earned for doing the hiking. Additional information may be found in the"Hike the Sandia Mountain Trails" document that is available on this website. Thanks for this ticket item, Ted! Contact Ted at:
Ted Borek, Scoutmaster Troop 280
for information on the patches.