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|Distance from Airport||9.5 Miles/15.29 KM North Valley
15.7 Miles/25.27 KM Los Ranchos
19.8 Miles/31.87 KM Corrales
|Attractions||Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Unser Racing Museum
Casa San Ysidro
Casa Rondeña Winery
|Activities||Indian Dances and Demonstrations, Hiking, Bicycling, Mountain Biking, In-Line Skating, Horseback Riding, Bird Watching|
|Highlights||Area is part of the Rio Grande Valley State Park, a 4,300-acre nature park.|
Many bed and breakfasts are located in this quiet, pastoral valley with stunning views of the Sandia Mountains. Visitors here can immerse themselves in nature at the Rio Grande Nature Center and hike, bike or ride the Bosque Trails. Even if you don't stay here, you might want to visit some of the North Valley's many galleries or arts and crafts shows. The North Valley is also home to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, the Unser Racing Museum and Casa San Ysidro, the Historic House Museum.
Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and Corrales are small villages nestled north of Albuquerque, on the banks of the Rio Grande. Prehistoric sites indicate that the Corrales Valley has been occupied since as early as 500 A.D., when the ancestors of the present-day Pueblo Indians derived sustenance from the fertile valley. Later, Hispanic, European and American families settled here to raise grapes, apples and livestock. Today, Corrales is surrounded by Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, but it retains its broad green pastures and orchards, as well as a strong artistic flair.