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Corrales

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'''Corrales''' is a village on the west bank of the Rio Grande, in [[central New Mexico]]. Despite being in the [[Albuquerque]] metro area, sandwiched between [[Albuquerque and the large suburb of Rio Rancho]] and [[Bernalillo]], it Corrales has held on to its rural roots. The main (and only) road through Corrales is two lanes and 25 30 mph and almost all the shops along it are lined with picturesque adobe buildings, many of them containing locally ownedshops. There are almost always often local events from to take in, including farmer's markets to , art tours, and heritage celebrations.
==Get in==
Driving is the best option for getting into town. NM 448 (Corrales Road) runs north-south through the village, connecting to Alameda Blvd and Coors Blvd near the Cottonwood Mall in northwestern Albuquerque. At the northern end of Corrales, NM 448 connects with NM 528 in Rio Rancho.
==See==
Corrales Bosque Preserve*'''Casa San Ysidro''', 973 Old Church Road, +1 505 898-3915, [http://www.cabq.gov/museum/history/casatour.html]. A historic house and rancho operated by the Albuquerque Museum, offering one a glimpse into Spanish colonial life in the valley. Tours are available Wednesdays through Sundays from February to November, see website for times. $4 adults, $3 seniors/students, $2 children.
==Do==
*'''Corrales Bosque Preserve'''. Along the Rio Grande is known as an equestrian community a stretch of ''bosque'', or cottonwood forest, which offers a scenic space to walk and has a special interest take in trails, views of which it the river and the Sandia Mountains. Corrales has an abundanceof trails, many utilized by an active equestrian community in the area*Corrales Bosque TrailGood information on the bosque trails can be found at [http://www.bosquebill.com/bosquetrails.html].
==Buy==
==Sleep==
There are several local bed and breakfasts in town, each with a unique character and housed in lovely adobe buildings. However, if you're looking for something more affordable, there are several chain motels along NM 528 nearby in Rio Rancho, just west of Corrales.
==Contact==
Local organizations involved in trail advocacy, building, and maintenance include:[http://www.corrales-nm.org/committees.htm]
*Corrales Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)
*Corrales Bosque Advisory Commission (CBAC)
*Corrales Equestrian Advisory Board (CEAB)
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