• 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?

Animas River

Aztec Ruins lies near the banks of the "River of Lost Souls." In 1776, a Spanish exploration party noted many ancestral Pueblo ruins as they crossed the Animas River valley looking for California. Father Escalante named the stream "Rio de las Animas Perdidas," or "river of lost souls."