New Mexico What to Pack

  • it's cold up here
    it's cold up here
    by keida84
  • Kiva, Alcove House, Bandelier
    Kiva, Alcove House, Bandelier
    by goodfish
  • Pueblo Alto trail, Chaco Culture NHP
    Pueblo Alto trail, Chaco Culture NHP
    by goodfish

New Mexico What to Pack

  • Pack for all temperatures

    In New Mexico, it isn’t just time of year that affects what weather you will encounter, it is altitude. It is also a desert climate, so overnight temperatures can drop considerably, and day time ones climb pretty high. As an example, on one morning quite early in our trip (and therefore in late September) we drove away from the cabin where we had...

    more
  • Just Because It's a Desert.......

    If you plan on mostly backpacking or hiking during your stay here, I suggest just having a big travellers' backpack or a really big duffle bag. If you plan your trip anywhere from October to April, you're gonna need to think warm and bring some sturdy clothing. A lot of people underestimate the weather. Bring a warm jacket, gloves, hoodies,...

    more
  • A hint to fitting in while here ...

    1. A day bag that will hold your ever-present water bottle and your camera :) 2. Jeans - don't need to be pressed and starched, but can be if you choose ...3. Boots - from rock star trendy to on the farm cowboy boots ... doesn't matter! Wear w/ your jeans, a dress/skirt or whatever ... okay just don't wear w/ your shorts!4. Layered clothing. Our...

    more
  • Don't forget your feather boa!

    To be honest, I don't travel around with a red feather boa...mine is black. Down one of the shady back streets of Albuquerque's Old Town was a shop that had this feathery thing hung outside with a sign inviting you to use it for a Kodak moment. They don't call it Albuqueerque for nothing!

    more
  • Packing List

    Leder und ketten. Alles, das kernstrahlung widerstehen. Lancome, Boss und Este Lauder. Digital. keine Obacht, Brunnen möglicherweise gehen die Mormonen blank. Sie möchten marihuana legalisieren, so...

    more
  • Packing List

    If you are not from New Mexico, and live in a warm area- Take a jacket! It gets chilly at night. Also make sure to take lip balm! The air is DRY! Hiking boots for rock climbing! Lip Balm and a really good hand cream or lotion! You will regret not photographing their sunsets!

    more
  • Packing List

    Bring a backpack and plenty of water. Make sure to wear great walking shoes, as you can do a great deal of exploring on foot. Sunscreen is very important. Again, ask about photography permits if you are in Taos.

    more
  • Packing List

    backpack to pack the neccesities for a hike Great walking shoes. Some of the most prettiest places involves alot of walking. Bring a good hat as well. There are not that many shade trees in the National Park areas. SUNSCREEN and a strong one at that. That sun can be pretty potent. Polarizing lens...The landscape is beautiful. Especially in the...

    more
  • Packing List

    A lot of New Mexico's treasures lie off the beaten path, and so if you plan to leave the cities or the highway then strong footwear with decent support and a good grip is useful. Be sure to carry adequate supplies of drinking water while you're out and about in this state.

    more
  • Packing List

    Because of the state's high elevations and tures ranging greatly from night to day. We advise that visitors unfamiliar with the daily fluctuations dress in layers that can be easily removed or added to adapt to the changing temperatures. Communities at higher elevations tend to be cooler thoughout the year.

    more
  • Packing List

    In southern New Mexico...Summers here are hot! 'Summer' lasts from about April to October. Bring sunscreen and wear light cottons when possible. Also drink a lot of water!Winters are cool and dry. Nights get cold (below freezing) so bring jackets and sweaters.If you're going to be in the mountains, dress for winter (there's usually snow). Drink...

    more
  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about New Mexico? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

New Mexico Hotels

See all 764 Hotels in New Mexico

Top New Mexico Hotels

Albuquerque Hotels
775 Reviews - 1603 Photos
Santa Fe Hotels
688 Reviews - 1383 Photos
Roswell Hotels
79 Reviews - 169 Photos
Taos Hotels
208 Reviews - 526 Photos
Ruidoso Hotels
24 Reviews - 56 Photos
Carlsbad Hotels
61 Reviews - 132 Photos
Cloudcroft Hotels
37 Reviews - 109 Photos
Whites City Hotels
1 Review
Gallup Hotels
36 Reviews - 99 Photos
Las Cruces Hotels
76 Reviews - 202 Photos
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge Hotels
4 Reviews - 15 Photos
Brantley Lake State Park Hotels
See nearby hotels
Deming Hotels
29 Reviews - 75 Photos
Las Vegas Hotels
25 Reviews - 71 Photos
Moriarty Hotels
1 Review - 1 Photo

Instant Answers: New Mexico

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

69 travelers online now

Comments

New Mexico What to Pack

Reviews and photos of New Mexico what to pack posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for New Mexico sightseeing.
Map of New Mexico