Rio Rancho

Enchantment is simply a part of Rio Rancho. By car, bus, plane, bicycle or hot air balloon, Rio Rancho is centrally located in the heart of New Mexico, just north of Albuquerque.

The City of Rio Rancho began in the 1960's on 55,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Albuquerque. Today, Rio Rancho offers a cultural diversity within its population of 75,000.

Experience the beautiful views of the Sandia Mountains to the east with all the colors changing in October, and home to the World Famous Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum.  Although the hot air balloons fly year round, the Balloon Fiesta 2018 in October is a 9-day celebration that draws the devout, the curious and the novice balloonists.  

Rio Rancho is a Family-oriented community; the public school system is highly-rated. Essentially, it is a small town with all the big city amenities. 

You can explore the unique culture and history of New Mexico with local day trips including national parks, scenic byways, world-class museums, archeological ruins, rural landscapes and high-tech attractions.  Every major attraction in the Land of Enchantment is accessible from Rio Rancho within a day’s scenic drive, including Indian Pueblos, Santa Fe, Taos, and so much more.

History beckons with nearby attractions in New Mexico that evolved over the centuries, with the Anasazi Indians and visits from the Hispanic explorer Coronado, to create a unique cultural tapestry of traditions and legends.

Rio Rancho's high-desert climate provides breathtaking vistas and plenty of room for high-altitude outdoor adventures year-round. Even if you are just passing through, Rio Rancho offers a variety of affordable, modern and convenient lodging, dining and shopping opportunities.

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