• Montezuma Peak


    National Memorial Arizona


Sunset at Coronado National Memorial

Sunset over the park.

Weather and Climate

Summers are hot, with daytime temperatures in the 90s F (32-37 C) and low humidity in June and July. Winter temperatures often fall below freezing at night, with highs 40-60 F (4-15 C) in December and January. The summer rainy season is between late June and early September. The rain is often accompanied by severe thunder and lightning storms that can cause flash floods. Precipitation, including snow, averages about 20 inches (51 cm) per year.

Did You Know?

Montezuma Canyon in the snow, Coronado National Memorial

Coronado was searching for the ‘Seven Cities of Cibola’ when he began is expedition in 1540. What does Cibola mean? It is most likely a Spanish corruption of (She Wo No)- Land of the Zuni.