Anyone who has been to and fallen in love with New Mexico, knows that there really isn’t a bad time to visit! After all, Northern New Mexico weather averages over 300 days of sunshine per year.
We experience 4 distinct seasons here in northern New Mexico and while none of these seasons has extreme temperatures, each does offer its own unique character and beauty.
Visit in the spring and experience the desert or meadow wildflowers blooming. Spring can be a bit breezy, so packing some lightweight wind gear may be helpful.
If visiting during the summer, be prepared to hit the trail for hiking and mountain biking. You will also be amazed at the vast number of events, festivals, concerts and more! July and August are our wettest months of the year but fear not…this is only just over 2 inches of rain in each of these two months. This small amount of rain usually falls in the early evening or overnight. If you are a hiker, consider having some lightweight rain gear in your pack.
Fall means warm days and cool nights and our fall foliage is spectacular. The neon yellow Aspen and Cottonwood trees will dazzle you.
Winter is a delight for skiers, winter hikers and snowshoeing, as well as our spectacular holiday events. Northern New Mexico receives approximately 17 inches of snow each year. Snow accumulation can vary and is especially dependent upon the elevation. At our elevation, snow is typically melted off of the roads by mid-morning. Higher elevations will get more snow. Lower elevations will receive less snow or it will fall in the form of rain.
We are located in a “high desert.” This means that we only receive an average of 14 inches of rainfall per year. This is a very dry climate. So regardless of the time of year, bring your water bottle, sunscreen, lip balm, and a hat.
Due to the fact that we are located in the mountains, the weather in Santa Fe is always much cooler in the evening versus the daytime temperatures (regardless of the time of year). The evening temperatures are typically 20 – 30 degrees cooler than the daytime high. For this reason, it is best to dress in layers all year-round.
You can access the area hot springs year-round. Whatever time of year you decide to visit New Mexico, you can be assured there will always be something fun and exciting to experience.
Conveniently located near Santa Fe and Taos, Casa Escondida Bed and Breakfast is a great place to visit throughout the entire year. Start planning your next trip today.
Our daytime high temperature occurs typically just after mid-day. Our daytime low temperature occurs typically just before dawn. The following is a chart that lists the daily average high and low temperatures for each month. Temperatures are given in degrees Fahrenheit.
We understand that many travelers want to avoid the hordes of tourists during their stay with us. If this is the case for you, then the best months to visit New Mexico are September through February. These months typically see fewer travelers. Plus, fall and winter are ideal for those on a budget since travel prices tend to be lower this time of year.
On the flip side, if you enjoy meeting new people from all over the world or don’t mind the crowds, you may want to come by during late spring and summer. The three busiest months in Santa Fe and the Northern New Mexico area are June, July, and March. If you’re staying with us during this time of year and feel you need a break from the crowds, you may find some peace and quiet in some of our area’s smaller cities and attractions including Jemez Springs, the Taos Pueblo, or the Randall Davey Audubon Center.
Throughout the year, there is a wide variety of enchanting events and festivals held in Northern New Mexico! Some are so popular that visitors from all over the nation come here just to enjoy them. If you’re interested in something fun and unique to do during your next visit, here is a quick look at some of our region’s most popular festivals that you’ll want to plan for.