Gorham Scout Ranch is 2,650 acres of high desert beauty in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, approximately 45 minutes north of Santa Fe and 25 minutes east of Española. Elevation in camp is around 7,200 feet, allowing for hot days and cool evenings. At Gorham Scout Ranch, our goal is have every scout leave with a sense of accomplishment whether it is through being away from home, earning merit badges, or just trying something new like C.O.P.E. or climbing! Our programs are designed to develop and reinforce character with an emphasis on the core values of scouting and the responsibility of the Scout Oath and Law.
Gorham ranch is set in the New Mexico Ponderosa forest, offering opportunities for camping and hiking, and features a newly renovated pool and shower house, archery and gun ranges (newly remodeled), nature hut, horses, a beautiful climbing tower, and a nationally accredited program provided by the enthusiastic and energetic Gorham Scout Ranch Staff. All meals, lodging, program materials, and staff services are provided for all who attend.
Scouts can earn merit badges in over 30 scouting skills including Search and Rescue, Climbing, Swimming, First Aid, and Archaeology.