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February Weather

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February Weather

Howdy,

I'm planning a trip to New Mexico for the second week of February with my wife and 19 month old daughter. After flying into Albequerque I was thinking that we would head northwest (let's say around Farmington) and then work our way to the southwest (Las Cruces). What kind of weather/temperatures can we expect heading north to south in February?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: February Weather

It will be winter and our weather varies so much that it is hard to tell what Feb will be like.

Farmington can be cold and just recently got some snow, though usually not a lot of snow there. Highs in 40/50's and lows 20/30's Not sure what you will be doing in Farmington in the winter, there is a nice aquatic center, rec center, some decent restaurants and a few museum type places including a children's museum.

Also if you end up there during a warmish spell you could possibly golf at Pinon Hills. Nearby is Aztec National Monument, Navajo Lake and up in Colorado is Mesa Verde National Park and Durango. Chaco Canyon Nat Monument is south of there, but on a dirt road that I would not attempt in a rental car in the winter.

Las Cruces is much warmer, but not hot in Feb. Highs in the 60/70's and lows in the 30/40's. Visit Mesilla, White Sands in Alamogordo.

From Chama to Taos to Santa Fe it will be winter with possibly snow storms. Highs 20/40 ish. Most of the snow is in the mountains, but we can get snow here in Santa Fe often during the winter. Lots to do in Santa Fe, we have a great children's museum, some interesting museums that even kids enjoy and much more.

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2. Re: February Weather

Shouldn't have too many problems south of Albuquerque, but you never really know. Winter weather is pretty unpredictable around here. Definitely plan for the posibility of snow going north.

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3. Re: February Weather

I too am going...Farmington? But, perhaps you have family in that area.

If not, I would go first see Albuquerque's major attractions, number one being Old Town, and surrounding museums. Then head "Northeast" to Santa Fe, and Taos, and work my way back south through Albuquerque.

Winter is a great time to visit southern New Mexico. At White Sands National Monument this is especially true as it can easily go over 100F. in summer. Children of all ages can enjoy squishing their toes in the huge hills of white gypsum (not sand.) Enjoy!

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4. Re: February Weather

Thank you to everyone for the responses. I think that we've decided to stick to Albequerque and points south.

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5. Re: February Weather

Carlsbad Caverns is open year round and is quite an amazing experience.

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6. Re: February Weather

Don't skip Santa Fe... even if it is cold, beautiful place to visit. If you don't feel like driving we have a new train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Makes the trip so much easier.

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