Taos, New Mexico, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Taos, New Mexico, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Taos, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Taos, New Mexico, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Taos, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Taos, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Taos, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Taos is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Taos, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Taos.

If you are going to visit the must-see Church of San Francisco de Asis, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Kit Carson Park & Cemetery, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you visit Kit Carson Home and Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Taos.

What to wear/what to pack for Taos, New Mexico, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows once in a while.

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February

February for Taos is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

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March

March in Taos can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

Traveling to Taos in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May in Taos is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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June

Traveling to Taos in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July here is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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August

If you visit Taos during August, you may find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

If you visit Taos during September, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you are traveling to Taos in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows occasionally.

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December

December for Taos is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

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