At 7,000 feet, Santa Fe is a high desert with four distinct seasons. October is one of the bests times to visit Santa Fe. During this time, temperatures are generally mile but can range widely, from lows in the high 30s to highs in the low 70s. It is advisable to be prepared for anything by dressing in layers. Be sure to pack at least a light to medium jacket or a sweater for the evenings.