“A life without a lonely place,” Henri Nouwen once said, “becomes destructive.”
More than anyone, you know what Henri meant. You came, you saw, you conquered…and now the one thing you crave is quiet. A place away from the noise of everyday life. Is that loneliness? You don’t know for certain, but there’s a place where you can push away the hustle and bustle you’ve grown used to. A place where being alone is the gift you’re finally giving yourself. Book hotels in Rio Rancho, NM and follow the desert wind to solitude.
The “City of Vision” sits just beneath the towering peaks of the Sandia Mountain Range, a swath of urban living cut into cacti and rugged, rolling red landscape. Things are different out here; life moves slower, buoyed by the puffy clouds flowing down from the mountains.
To better understand this place, select one of our rental cars in Rio Rancho and cruise out east to the those very mountains. This is it: this is what you came for. Lose your breath on the tramway that takes you up into the heavens…then find it again as you hike trails seemingly untouched for hundreds of years. You can see almost all of New Mexico from up here, can’t you?
Return to civilization at one of our Rio Rancho hotels, or learn about others who sought the great emptiness of the desert in “The Duke City.” Just outside of town is the Petroglyph National Monument, home to symbols carved hundreds of years ago by the natives who once called this place home. What do the symbols mean? Do some of them stir something familiar in you?
Travelocity is here to bring you the best deals, no matter where you travel. Whether you want to stay in hotels near Rio Rancho, NM or need to spend the night in Albuquerque hotels to better understand the petroglyphs, we’ll connect you to the rooms you want at a price you can afford. What will you discover, out there in the desert? Perhaps a part of yourself that you never knew was there.