New Mexico may have fewer square miles of surface water than any other state but there are still numerous places to take a dip. From waterfalls to lakes and pools, here are six of the best New Mexico swimming holes where you can beat the heat on a hot desert day. Maybe you can visit them all this summer!
Did we mention your favorite spot to take a dip? We know this is a partial list of the best New Mexico swimming holes, so tell us where you like to swim during the summer. However, I think any of these swimming holes would be refreshing! If you want to have more great outdoor adventures in New Mexico, follow the link for a great idea.
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Leah|March 28, 2020
What is the weather like in New Mexico in the summer?
Here's what the weather is like in New Mexico in the summer:
It's important to remember that New Mexico is heavily covered by arid deserts and it can get pretty hot in the summer.
On some days, the temperature is over 100°F and the sun is blazing down. If you're going swimming in a natural pool, even if you're cooling off in the water you'll still be outdoors and in the sun, so be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen and bring an ample amount of drinking water.
The higher you go in altitude the lower the temperature often is, so if you're in the mountains or in northern New Mexico, it may be cooler than down in the desert valleys.
Desert nights are often a bit cooler in the summer.
Can I camp right on the water in New Mexico?
Here are a few places to camp on the water in New Mexico:
The bluest water in New Mexico can be found at The Blue Hole. It is definitely the most stunning blue! Its name is certainly fitting for the deep turquoise color. The pool is over 80 feet deep with amazingly clear and pristine water. It doesn't get much deeper blue and fun than The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa!