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Welcome to See More of New Mexico, your portal to exploring what is happening in Sandoval County.

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Relax and Unwind

From primitive and secluded to luxurious and intimate, the Jemez Springs area (less than an hour from Albuquerque) offers a number of hot springs to help visitors rest and rejuvenate both mind and body. And what better time to enjoy a soak than winter?


Rio Rancho and Sandoval County aren't likely the first spot you think of when you think of touring New Mexico. But, once you've shopped in Santa Fe and flown a hot-air balloon in Albuquerque, you're going to want to see more of what the Land of Enchantment has to offer.

In our area, you can drive along four scenic byways, so beautiful and historic that they've attained state and national recognition. You can see monuments in rock that are a phenomena only nature could create, and you can see dwellings of people that were "old" when Columbus sailed.

You can also fish, camp, hike and bike on pristine wilderness. Or take wine tour in a land where wine has been made for more than 400 years when Spanish Colonists traveled northward from Mexico. You can also see native dances of seven Native American communities - all close to Rio Rancho and Sandoval. Enjoy the landscape, the culture, the beauty of our backyard.