March sees the arrival of the spring season in New Mexico with warm and pleasant days. Temperatures often remain in the comfortable 50°F (10°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) range during the day. The temperatures at the southern end of the Rockies in New Mexico vary considerably with altitude and cross into the alpine zone at a height above 1500 meters. The combination of snowfall, cold nights, and warm sunshine is a boon for activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking, and camping. Snow thaws rapidly in the lower plains, and the trails display a combination of black, brown, and white colors. Many state parks have large boating lakes with warm waters during the spring days. Woodland forests see blooming of flowers, while the trails below are full of wildflowers that arise from the winter slumber. Expect the days to warm rapidly and the sun to chase away the remaining cold of winter. Pack in layers as nights are cold in March in New Mexico.