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Albuquerque to Rio Rancho drive

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 Mary & Tito's Cafe
 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
 Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse
   Rio Rancho 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Albuquerque to Rio Rancho road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Albuquerque to Rio Rancho. If you're planning a road trip to Rio Rancho, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Albuquerque
drive for about 7 minutes

11:07 am  eat at Mary & Tito's Cafe
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:07 pm
drive for about 13 minutes

12:20 pm  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:20 pm
drive for about 7 minutes

1:27 pm  eat at Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

2:39 pm  arrive in Rio Rancho
stay at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center

driving ≈ 39 minutes

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Mary & Tito's Cafe  (3 mentions)

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)

Vernon's Hidden Valley Steakhouse

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Rio Rancho?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Rio Rancho.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Rio Rancho? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Rio Rancho?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest El Pinto Restaurant, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Rio Rancho? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Rio Rancho?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Rio Rancho to Albuquerque drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Albuquerque to Rio Rancho. Or get a full Albuquerque to Rio Rancho flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Albuquerque well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Albuquerque!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 17 miles
driving time of 24 minutes
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