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Best time to visit Taos, NM, USA

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The best time to visit Taos is September-November

Taos is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, September-November is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Taos is July, where the average temperature gets to around 25℃ (76℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (82℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -15℃ (5℉) at night.

If you’re keen to see the sights of Taos during the day, the sun stays up the longest around August. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Taos in July. Head over there in November instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Taos, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

November

Most daylight

August

Taos seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Taos as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Taos is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Taos

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Taos for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Taos climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Taos for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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DEC

Taos in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (12℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in February

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in March

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in April

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in May

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 9 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Taos in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Taos in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Taos in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Taos in October

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in November

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 1 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Taos in December

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Taos in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Taos is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Taos is generally around November. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in November first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Taos is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Taos, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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