Arroyo Escondido



Linear depression in the Earth's surface that generally slopes from one end to the other.
See also: Basins
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
29.9712865°, -104.6802958°
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2743 ft. (836 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Arroyo Escondido is covered by the Las Conchas, TX US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Valleys

Tijeras Arroyo 3.1 mi
Pinto Canyon 4.3 mi
Bueyes Arroyo 4.5 mi
Gato Arroyo 4.5 mi
Panales Arroyo 4.6 mi

Nearby Cities

Midway, NM 230 mi
Roswell, NM 237 mi
Ruidoso Downs, NM 238 mi
Hollywood, NM 238 mi
Ruidoso, NM 239 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area - Ocotillo Unit Man-made 2.8 mi
La Cienega Water 3.2 mi
Tijeras Spring Water 3.5 mi
Hot Springs Creek Water 4.3 mi
Sparks Crossing Man-made 4.3 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is CANDELA which is approximately 11 miles away and has an elevation of 2,875 feet (132 feet higher than Arroyo Escondido). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .32" 66.6° 31.5°
February .32" 73.4° 35.0°
March .20" 81.0° 40.5°
April .38" 88.9° 47.0°
May .74" 96.1° 55.9°
June 1.97" 101.6° 64.7°
July 2.13" 99.9° 67.6°
August 2.46" 97.3° 65.7°
September 2.41" 93.1° 61.1°
October 1.20" 85.6° 50.0°
November .40" 74.2° 37.5°
December .52" 66.8° 31.8°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 98% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 80% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 89% of other locations on record.