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Vacation in Artesia - New Mexico


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Area Overview

Artesia is located in the heart of the Pecos Valley, right at the cross roads of Highway 285 and Highway 82, making Artesia the ideal location to stay while you explore Southeastern New Mexico. Start by exploring downtown Artesia’s historic walking tour and History in Bronze, and an evening celebrating the Arts at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. There are a variety of day-trip destinations to choose from while you are here. Explore northbound on Hwy 285 and you’ll find the International UFO Museum & Research Center and the Roswell Museum & Art Center. If you prefer outdoor adventure, try one of two nearby working cattle ranches, Burnt Well Guest Ranch, or historic Felix River Ranch. Lake Van is an inviting place to have a picnic and spend the afternoon fishing. Head southbound on Hwy 285 to explore Sitting Bull Falls National Park, Carlsbad Caverns or spend the afternoon of recreational fun at Black River Center for Learning or Washington Ranch. Take Hwy 82 eastward to visit The Western Heritage Museum Complex & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame and Zia Park Casino, or experience the excitement of live horseracing in Hobbs. Highway 82 westbound leads you to Runyan Ranch, where you can enjoy camping and fishing on the Penasco River, or their Petting Zoo – featuring domestic and exotic animals alike. Keep traveling west through the mountains of Lincoln National Park and unique shopping in Cloudcroft, to the shifting sands of White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo

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Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  21.3  38.9  56.4  0.4 "
 February  25.4  43.9  62.4  0.4 "
 March  32.0  51.0  70.0  0.3 "
 April  40.2  59.0  77.7  0.5 "
 May  51.0  68.4  85.8  1.2 "
 June  59.8  76.5  93.3  1.9 "
 July  63.7  78.8  93.8  1.4 "
 August  61.9  76.8  91.8  2.2 "
 September  54.1  69.8  85.4  2.5 "
 October  41.6  59.3  76.9  1.3 "
 November  29.6  47.5  65.3  0.7 "
 December  21.7  39.4  57.1  0.6 "

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Spring and fall.

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 40's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 20's.

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