Corrales, New Mexico

Introduction to Corrales, New Mexico

Corrales, New Mexico, in Sandoval county, is 5 miles E of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and 10 miles N of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Part of the surrounding Albuquerque metro area, Corrales is home to some 7,334 residents.

Corrales History

For centuries, this area has sustained Pueblo farms and villages. Spanish settlement were first established here in 1712. The name of the area was changed to Sandoval in the early 20th century, but the area reclaimed its current name in the 1960s. The community was officially incorporated in 1971.

Corrales and nearby Attractions

  • Maxwell Museum of Anthropology
  • Rio Grande Nature Center
  • Rattlesnake Museum
  • Frenton Lake State Park
  • Indian Puebli Cultural Center
  • National Atomic Museum

Things To Do In Corrales

The Alehandro Gonzales House Historic Site, the Casa San Ysidro Historic Site and the Pueblo Corrales Historic Site offer insight into the area’s history.

Corrales Transportation

Albuquerque International is the nearest major airport.

Corrales Higher Education

Students can pursue higher education from the University of New Mexico, Fort Lewis College and New Mexico Highlands University, among others.

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