We've done AZ 4 times and fancy ABQ and around next year. In AZ (particularly down south) we noticed a considerable drop off in hotel rates when it gets very hot and only mad dogs and us Englishmen are about. Is it the same in NM please. The airfare from UK is ridiculous now and we need to save a few pennies. As a secondary question (ignoring price) when is the nicest time to visit i.e not too crowded. Many thanks.