Rio Rancho, City of Vision
The Vacation Getaway for Travelers
New Mexico, Land of Enchantment
The Southwest Experience for Travelers
Discover Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the state of New Mexico. As one of the crossroads of America, it is New Mexico's third-largest city, the first nationally to offer citywide VoWiFi and the perfect setting for the Rio Grande itself, one of the principal international rivers in the southwest United States
Its colorful tapestry of attractions, events and day trips, as well as its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, science and the arts, all contribute to its status as one of the fastest expanding communities in the Land of Enchantment.
Our City of Vision
Known as the City of Vision, Rio Rancho is home to a world-class Downtown City Hall Centre, including a new University of New Mexico West, a Central New Mexico Community College campus and a leading Santa Ana Star Center, hosting concert-quality acoustics, sporting events, conferences and cultural programs.
Here, you will find the official headquarters of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce, the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, the ASK Academy and the Cyber Academy. Rio Rancho is also the site of Hewlett-Packard and Intel's Fab 11X facility, one of the largest semiconductor fabrication plants in the world.
Explore Rio Rancho
Plan your beautiful vacation getaway with the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa. Explore the city’s exciting nightlife, live music, standup comedy, family entertainment and premier movie theater, all available for your enjoyment.
Experience the culture of New Mexico's past, present and future at nearby Indian Pueblos. For sports enthusiasts and fans of the outdoors, Rio Rancho is the place to play. Stay up to date with the Rio Rancho Observer for all the current and upcoming local events. Tune in to KDSK 92.9 FM, with broadcast studios serving the greater part of central and western New Mexico.
A Prestigious Location
Recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live”, Rio Rancho sits at an elevation of approximately 5,290 feet and enjoys a million-dollar view of the stunning and mysterious Sandia Mountains.
Being the prime annual location for the Human Origins Conference, the City of Vision has served as host to many leading tourist, economic and trade fair exhibitions and events, including the National Speleological Society’s annual convention, an organization devoted to advancing the research, scientific study and exploration of caves in the United States.
More Attractions that Amaze and Inspire
Things to do and see in and around Rio Rancho
- Albuquerque Biological Park and Aquarium
- Bandelier National Monument
- Corrales Casa San Ysidro & San Ysidro Church
- Coronado State Monument
- Historic Route 66
- Historic Old Town Albuquerque
- J&R Vintage Auto Museum
- Jemez Mountain Trail
- Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
- New Mexico, Land of Enchantment
- New Mexico Indian Gaming
- Petroglyph National Monument
- Rio Grande
- Santa Fe
- Sandia Peak Tramway and Sandia Crest
- CNM Rio Rancho Campus
- Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa
- Intel in New Mexico
- KD Radio StudiosKDSK 92.9FM
- National Speleological Society
- Rio Rancho, City of Vision
- Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau
- Rio Rancho Observer
- Rio Rancho Public Schools
- Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce
- Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
- Santa Ana Star Center
- UNM Rio Rancho West
- UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center