Rio Rancho Day Trip Guide

The Ultimate Day Trip Guide

Sometimes you just need to get away but don’t have a lot of time off to do it. A day trip can be just the thing you need to unwind and discover new sites in New Mexico. We’ve put together a list of some of the best day trips you can take from Rio Rancho.


sandia peak tramway

Sandia Peak Tramway

The Sandia Peak Tramway is an aerial tramway located adjacent to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It stretches from the northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains and has the world’s third longest single span.

30 Tramway Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122

taos pueblo day trip

Taos Pueblo

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this Pueblo Indian settlement, consisting of adobe dwellings and ceremonial buildings, exemplifies the enduring culture of a group of the present-day Pueblo Indians.

Veterans Highway, Taos, New Mexico 87571 USA(575) 758-1028

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, locally known as the “Gorge Bridge” and the “High Bridge” is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Taos, New Mexico. At 565 feet (172 m) above the Rio Grande, it is the seventh highest bridge in the United States and 82nd highest bridge in the world.

Santa Fe, New Mexico USA

Bandelier National Monument

Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre United States National Monument in New Mexico preserving the homes and territory of the Ancestral Puebloans of a later era in the Southwest.
Address: 15 Entrance Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Red River, NM

Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, United States located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Enjoy the great outdoors fishing, hiking, rafting and more!

White Sands National Monument

Visitors to this endless waterless sea can enjoy driving, hiking, visiting a museum and sledding down the huge dunes.

19955 Highway 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310 Phone Number: (575) 479-6124

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. It runs over 10,015 ft Cumbres Pass and through Toltec Gorge, from which it takes its name.

500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520 Phone Number: 888 286 2737

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Formed by volcanic explosions during the last million years, these cone-shaped rock formations were formed, which range in height from a few feet to 90 feet.

Related: A Mom’s Review of Tent Rocks

Cochiti Pueblo, NM Phone Number: 505-761-8700

Jemez Mountains

The Jemez Mountains are a volcanic group of mountains in Rio Arriba, Sandoval, and Los Alamos counties, New Mexico, United States. The highest point in the range is Chicoma Mountain at an elevation of 11,561 feet.

Jemez Springs, NM

Things to Do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. The primary attraction of the park is the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern.

3225 National Parks Highway, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM Phone Number: 575-785-2232


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