• Great Kiva with Walls of West Ruin

    Aztec Ruins

    National Monument New Mexico

Things To Know Before You Come

Weather

Summer high temperatures range between 80° and 99° Fahrenheit, with a few days over 100°. Afternoon thunderstorms usually cool things down in late July and August.

Fall is usually pleasant, with mild days and crisp nights.

Snow usually hits by Thanksgiving and falls periodically throughout the winter, but accumulations over 6” are rare.

Winter daytime temperatures range between 20° and 50° with cold nights that can reach 0°.

Spring weather is especially unpredictable. It can be windy, cold, and wet, or warm and dry.

Aztec Ruins receives about 10.5” of precipitation annually.

 
 

Did You Know?

Corner doorway at Aztec West

Corner doorways are not a sound architectural decision. Yet, three such doors within this structure have stood for over 900 years. Why did ancient builders include these features in their design?