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Rio Rancho overview

Rio Rancho is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its gardens and known for its zoo and casinos. You'll appreciate the coffee and bar choices. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Old Town Plaza and ABQ BioPark Zoo are popular sights to see. A family- and business-friendly area, Rio Rancho also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Rio Rancho

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Rio Rancho has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Rio Rancho with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Rio Rancho hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Rio Rancho hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Rio Rancho

Fly in to Albuquerque, NM (ABQ-Albuquerque Intl. Sunport), 13.3 mi (21.4 km) from central Rio Rancho.

What to see around Rio Rancho

Fun outdoor activities are on hand, along with these attractions:
  • • Calibers Gun Range
  • • State Farm Bernalillo Soccer Complex
  • • Tingley Coliseum
  • • Isotopes Park
  • • The Downs Racetrack and Casino
The gardens and zoo are family-friendly highlights, and top sights include:
  • • Cliff's Amusement Park
  • • Putt-Putt Golf and Games
  • • ABQ BioPark Aquarium
  • • ABQ BioPark Zoo
  • • Expo New Mexico
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favourite shopping areas:
  • • Cottonwood Mall
  • • Coronado Center
  • • ABQ Uptown
  • • Winrock Shopping Center
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
  • • Old Town Plaza
  • • New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
  • • National Hispanic Cultural Center

When to visit Rio Rancho

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 20°C day, -5°C night
  • April-June: 34°C day, 2°C night
  • July-September: 34°C day, 10°C night
  • October-December: 26°C day, -5°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 47 cm
  • April-June: 31 cm
  • July-September: 126 cm
  • October-December: 62 cm
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