Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Santa Rosa, New Mexico, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Santa Rosa

Climate in Santa Rosa:

Best time to visit Santa Rosa:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a delightful time to visit New Mexico. The weather is mild and comfortable, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest, exploring ancient ruins like Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and attending cultural festivals. Spring also brings blooming desert wildflowers.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time for visitors to New Mexico, especially in higher elevations like Santa Fe and Taos. The weather is warm, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for exploring national parks like Carlsbad Caverns, visiting Taos Pueblo, and experiencing the vibrant arts scene in Santa Fe. Summer is also ideal for outdoor adventures like hot air ballooning and river rafting.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to New Mexico. The weather becomes more pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). The fall foliage in the state's forests and along scenic drives like the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for hiking, biking, and photography. Fall is also great for attending cultural events and exploring historic sites.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in New Mexico varies by region. In the northern part of the state, including Taos and Santa Fe, you can experience a snowy winter with opportunities for skiing and snowboarding. In the southern part, including Albuquerque and the White Sands region, the weather remains milder. Daytime temperatures can range from the 40s to 60s Fahrenheit (4-21°C) in the southern areas. Winter is ideal for exploring art galleries, museums, and enjoying the state's unique holiday traditions.

Note on Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta:

  • If you're interested in witnessing the spectacular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, plan your visit for early October. This event features hundreds of hot air balloons taking to the skies in a colorful display.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Santa Rosa?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
15.35 USD
Fast food meal:
10.51 USD
Mid-range meal:
43.36 USD
Bottle of water:
1.27 USD
Soft drink:
2.67 USD
4.65 USD
Local Beer:
5.70 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.67 USD
Taxi - 1km:
2.31 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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