high season: May to October
low season: January to April
shoulder season: November to December
Weather InformationAlbuquerque experiences four mild seasons. Summer days can be quite warm, with highs in the 80s to 90s, while temperatures in the evenings drop into the 50s and 60s. Fall can begin late, with summer temperatures lasting well into September. Winter brings temperatures in the 40s and some snow (mostly in the Sandia Mountain range). Spring sees warmer weather and blooming flowers, with temperatures averaging a high of 71 degrees in April.
Crowd InformationDuring the first 15 days of October, the city is filled with visitors celebrating the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. If it's been a good year for snow, Sandia Peak can also get fairly busy during the ski season in late December through March.
Closure InformationMost hotels, shops, and attractions remain open year-round, but the Sandia Peak Tramway closes for a week in both spring and fall for maintenance.
When to SaveAlbuquerque is an affordable destination year-round, but hotel prices rise during the first 15 days of October for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
When to BookVisitors with flexible travel plans can take advantage of low last-minute airfares. However, those with a set schedule should book flights at least three weeks in advance to obtain lower prices and ensure availability, especially for travel during the high season. Last-minute lodging is available, but it's a good idea to book at least one month in advance. Book at least three months in advance for visitation during the high season or popular events to ensure availability.
Information provided by the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau