Located in an area dubbed as the Land of Enchantment, Rio Rancho is in the heart of New Mexico. The city enjoys 330 days of sunshine every year and a wide range of mild seasonal temperatures. Residents and visitors alike can partake in a variety of outdoor activities year-round. From high-altitude bicycle training and racing to hot air ballooning to scenic Jeep tours, Rio Rancho and the surrounding area is never lacking for activities.
Rio Rancho has a technology-driven economy with Intel and Hewlett-Packard among the top three employers in the city. Albuquerque is a short 15-mile drive away, allowing residents the convenience of a big city and all its amenities.
There is a lot to do in and around Rio Rancho. We’ve included just a few of the most popular attractions here for you.
Rio Grande: Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy both guided and self-guided adventures down the Rio Grande. Located just a few miles away from Rio Rancho, you’ll love the breathtaking views, whether you spend a day on the water or just hang out to fish or picnic.
Hot Air Ballooning: Rio Rancho is a great place to catch a hot air balloon ride, and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is worth checking out each year. Visitors will enjoy amazing food and scenic views throughout the week-long festival.
Village of Corrales: This small oasis works hard to maintain a rural lifestyle for its residents. It boasts green pastures and orchards as well as a rich historic and artistic character. It is worth a visit!
Rio Rancho Public Libraries: With two locations conveniently located in our community as well as online services, you are sure to find the resources you need—when you need them.
Convention & Visitor’s Bureau: Looking for a new activity for your day off? Have visitors in town that you need to entertain? This is the website to visit!
Parks, Recreation & Community Services: Fitness classes, aquatics, recreational sports, and bike and hiking trails are just a few services offered by the Rio Rancho parks department.