• 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?

Third story of Aztec West with Kiva

These “Aztec” Ruins are not ancient Aztec temples. Ancestral Pueblo people built this place. Scholars once thought the Aztecs migrated to Mexico from the southwestern U.S., causing early settlers to mistakenly call these monumental ruins along the Animas River - the "Aztec Ruins."