At more than 5,000 feet above sea level, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, has a wonderful high desert climate that is perfect for outdoor adventures. Located on the outskirts of Albuquerque, NM, the city of Rio Rancho is ranked 59th in Money Magazine’s list of the 100 best places to live. Current estimates put Rio Rancho at a population of more than 90,800. It is also New Mexico’s fastest-growing city.
Rio Rancho is the home of a number of very popular annual events. These include the Annual Pork and Brew BBQ State Championship, the Annual Taste of Rio Rancho, and the annual Park 'N the Park event to name a few. At the Park 'N the Park event, car lovers from all over the area come to see hundreds of classic cars in Cabezon Park. Wine connoisseurs can visit any of the seven wineries on the Corrales Wine Loop in the Rio Rancho area and attend New Mexico’s largest wine festival just outside the city. The beautiful natural surroundings of Rio Rancho provide a number of outdoor activities for locals and visitors to indulge in – including horseback riding, white water rafting on the Rio Grande, golfing, biking, hiking, nature watching, and much more!