Activities and Recreation


1Tierra Del Sol Golf Club in operation since 1968, is a challenging course with beautiful views of the Manzano Mountains to be east and Rio Grande river to the west. Through the stewardship of  private ownership, this golf course is the site of a first-class championship, public golf club.  The club is funded through affordable golf memberships and daily fees.  Tierra Del Sol Golf Club is a welcoming haven and  the jewel  in Rio Communities.  Come enjoy a round of golf on the only golf course in Valencia County.


Rio Communities lies on 3 bicycle routes.  One starts in the center of Rio Communities and goes down Highway 47 to Highway 60.  One starts at Highway 47 and follows Highway 304 to Highway 60.  The last route starts at Highway 47 and goes west on Highway 309 through Belen.  Routes that extend east along the Manzano Expressway are planned.  This route would connect to existing paths from Del Oro South to UNMVC and beyond.     Existing route starts just outside City Limits on Manzano Expressway and runs to UNMVC, Tome Hill and on to Los Lunas.5 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall


Fishing opportunities range from Irrigation ditches (stocked with trout) to lake Manzano, Bosque Del       Apache, Pecos River, Limitar, Santa Cashe, Elephant Butte, Isleta and other small lakes. 5-120 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall


Hunting opportunities exist throughout middle New Mexico.  Game include quail, waterfowl, deer, antelope, javelina, rabbits, elk and others.  Game rules are set by New Mexico Game and Fish 5-180 minutes from Rio Communities City Hall

Walking/Hiking Trails:


This is a favorite past time for Rio Communities residents.  Sidewalks exist and others are planned to provide more safe walking paths throughout the city.  Many jog on unofficial trails along the Bosque and throughout the surrounding desert.  .  Official trails abound in the Manzano Mountains (8-10 miles east of Rio Communities).  JFK Campground is the starting point for waterfalls and many hiking trails into the Manzano Mountains.

Cibola National Forest:

hikingWhitfield Wildlife Conservation Area. (Located 1 mile north of HWY 47 & Manzano Expy) In central New Mexico, the Rio Grande supports a cottonwood-willow riparian forest (commonly referred to by its Spanish name, bosque) and associated wetlands that are invaluable for sustaining wildlife and a supply recently, impacted by of good quality water.


In the past, many wetlands were converted to agriculture and, more urbanization. To reverse the decline and degradation of the valuable Middle Rio Grande Bosque and its wetlands, the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District embarked on a cooperative conservation project, the Whitfield Wildlife Conservation Area.

Senior Center:


Del Rio Senior Center

Del Rio Senior Center is part of the Valencia County Older American Program.  This is a multi-purpose facility providing lunches and various activities. It provides exercise rooms, recreation activities, music, crafts and classes in yoga type programs. It is located at:

351 Rio Communities Blvd.

Rio Communities, NM 87002