The best times to visit Canon City for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Canon City Travel Info

Weather in Canon City

Temperature

Average temperatures in Canon City vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Canon City, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 82.7°F (28.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.6°F (15.3°C) at night.

Canon City Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Canon City Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Canon City Perceived Temperature (F)

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Canon City Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Canon City Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 43.9 32.5 23.3
Feb 41.6 31.1 23.2
Mar 52.5 40.3 29.7
Apr 56.8 43.9 33.7
May 63 51.6 42.7
Jun 78.8 67.4 56.4
Jul 80.2 68.8 58.9
Aug 79.3 68.5 58.6
Sep 75.7 64.5 55.1
Oct 63.4 51.8 41.5
Nov 50.2 39.2 28.7
Dec 42.4 31.6 22.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.6 0.3 -4.8
Feb 5.3 -0.5 -4.9
Mar 11.4 4.6 -1.3
Apr 13.8 6.6 0.9
May 17.2 10.9 5.9
Jun 26 19.7 13.6
Jul 26.8 20.4 14.9
Aug 26.3 20.3 14.8
Sep 24.3 18.1 12.8
Oct 17.4 11 5.3
Nov 10.1 4 -1.8
Dec 5.8 -0.2 -5.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Canon City are November, December, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early May with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 30th.

When can you find snow in Canon City? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Canon City.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Canon City (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 0.6
Feb 10% 0 0.9
Mar 9% 0 0.8
Apr 17% 0 2.3
May 43% 0 8
Jun 15% 0 2.5
Jul 21% 0 4.1
Aug 10% 0 1.2
Sep 4% 0 0.3
Oct 10% 0 1.6
Nov 2% 0 0.3
Dec 3% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 1.5
Feb 10 0 2.3
Mar 9 0 2
Apr 17 0 5.8
May 43 0 20.3
Jun 15 0 6.4
Jul 21 0 10.4
Aug 10 0 3
Sep 4 0 0.8
Oct 10 0 4.1
Nov 2 0 0.8
Dec 3 0 0.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Canon City has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (30.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (48.2%).

Wind in Canon City is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.1 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 21.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Canon City.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.3 Light breeze 15 Significant breeze
Feb 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 7.5 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Apr 8.7 Gentle breeze 19.4 Strong breeze
May 7.7 Gentle breeze 18.4 Significant breeze
Jun 8.7 Gentle breeze 19.5 Strong breeze
Jul 7.2 Gentle breeze 17.5 Significant breeze
Aug 6.6 Light breeze 16.6 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Oct 7.3 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Dec 6.2 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 38.3%
Feb 48.2%
Mar 35%
Apr 36.1%
May 46.5%
Jun 30.4%
Jul 40.6%
Aug 36%
Sep 35.7%
Oct 34.6%
Nov 32.8%
Dec 36.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Canon City?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 23, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Canon City, CO, US is August, followed by April and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Canon City in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 38.5 in November means 38.5% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Canon City Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 73.3°F (22.9°C) and 33.9°F (1.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Canon City, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Canon City to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 52.7°F (11.5°C) and 31.7°F (-0.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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