Vista Del Rio

Meet The Alpacas!

Uniquely wonderful things to do in the Rio Communities

You could drink your coffee while watching the sun come up over the mountains, or you could hop in your car and go…


Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area is a gem. Great nature walks along the Rio Grande reveal waterbirds, songbirds, and hummingbirds flitting through the cottonwood trees.


Tierra del Sol Golf Club is right nearby. Just east of the Rio Grande River, this short, challenging course offers panoramic views of the Manzano Mountains and the stunning mesa located west of the Rio Communities. Test your accuracy with the fairways, water hazards, and sand traps; this course has everything you need to improve your game.

Visit a vineyard

New Mexico is a wine drinker’s paradise. Everybody loves Jaramillo Vineyards. You will too.  Daniel S. says, “The best wine tasting room in New Mexico! Rio Abajo Red is the perfect taste for Valencia County!”

Discover railroad dining

Located in a restored building, The Harvey House Museum treats visitors to a fascinating look at the history of railroad restaurants. And the railroad theme is well supported by the constant parade of trains right outside the front entrance. Free!


Skydive New Mexico gets 5 stars from everybody! Thrilling for first-timers and experienced jumpers alike.

Rodeo riding

Saddle up! Bosque Farms Rodeo Association is a unique nonprofit, private community association dedicated to the preservation of the rural equestrian lifestyle. Their 10-acre ranch includes quality arena facilities for horse shows, rodeos, and horse related events.

What about the alpacas?

Alpacas are beautiful docile creatures whose soft fluffy fur makes wonderfully warm clothing. Take a FREE tour of Blue Mesa Alpacas to learn more about these unusual animals. Visit their gift shop for rugs, gloves, socks, sweaters, and more…all made from alpaca fur.

And, of course, shopping, doctors, drugstores, banks, groceries, taverns, dining, and everything you want and need is conveniently located in the Rio Communities.

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