Taos, New Mexico: Weather
As a service to our llama trekking
guests, we put up a web page where you could stay informed about Taos
local weather conditions prior to your single or multi-day Llama
Trekking Wilderness Adventure
The climate here in the Southern Rockies
can vary between extremes. While it never gets too hot in the high country
due to the altitude, the sun is very strong at 7-13,000 ft. above sea
level. While we get nearly 300 sunny days a year herein Northern New
Mexico, temperatures may vary up to 40 degrees in a matter of minutes.
It could be sunny and in the 70sone moment, and turn very chilly
and wet the next, with the coming of summer thunderstorms. Our monsoon
season,in July and August, brings afternoon rains on almost a daily
basis, with it usually clearing for vivid sunsets and clear, cool nights.
On multi-day treks, it can easily be in the upper 30s into the
40s at night, at our base camps at 11,000+ ft. Prepare for the
possibility of experiencing four seasons in a day, and pack accordingly.
We recommend checking out the Taos weather
at different times of day to get a feel for the unique Southern Rocky
Mountain Climate, here in Northern New Mexico. Please realize that temperatures
in the upper elevations (10-13,000 ft) of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
will be much cooler than the Town of Taos below (6,950 ft.).