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