The best times to visit Crested Butte for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 9th

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



Other Crested Butte Travel Info

Weather in Crested Butte


Average temperatures in Crested Butte vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Crested Butte, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.8°F (27.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.8°F (8.8°C) at night.

Crested Butte Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Crested Butte Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Crested Butte Perceived Temperature (F)


Crested Butte Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Crested Butte 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 25.1 9.1 -3.2
Feb 31.6 16.9 4.4
Mar 44.8 29.1 16
Apr 55.3 39.4 24.8
May 64.3 48.4 33
Jun 77.3 59.1 40
Jul 80.6 63.8 48.3
Aug 78.5 61.1 45.2
Sep 72.2 53.7 37.2
Oct 60 41.7 26
Nov 46.2 28.4 14.4
Dec 28.2 14.7 3.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.8 -12.7 -19.6
Feb -0.2 -8.4 -15.3
Mar 7.1 -1.6 -8.9
Apr 12.9 4.1 -4
May 17.9 9.1 0.6
Jun 25.2 15.1 4.4
Jul 27 17.7 9.1
Aug 25.8 16.2 7.3
Sep 22.3 12.1 2.9
Oct 15.6 5.4 -3.3
Nov 7.9 -2 -9.8
Dec -2.1 -9.6 -15.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Crested Butte are March, January, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

When can you find snow in Crested Butte? 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 Crested Butte.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Crested Butte (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 1% 0 0.2
Mar 0% 0 1.3
Apr 3% 0 0.3
May 6% 0 0.6
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 8% 0 0.8
Aug 8% 0 0.7
Sep 8% 0 0.7
Oct 5% 0 0.4
Nov 1% 0 0.1
Dec 4% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 1 0 0.5
Mar 0 0 3.3
Apr 3 0 0.8
May 6 0 1.5
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 8 0 2
Aug 8 0 1.8
Sep 8 0 1.8
Oct 5 0 1
Nov 1 0 0.3
Dec 4 0 0.8


Humidity and Wind

Crested Butte has some humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (23.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (60.9%).

Wind in Crested Butte is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 18.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Crested Butte.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 2.1 Barely noticeable 8.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.2 Barely noticeable 11.3 Significant breeze
Mar 4.3 Light breeze 13.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.1 Light breeze 18.2 Strong breeze
May 6.1 Light breeze 18.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 16.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Sep 3.9 Barely noticeable 14.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 11.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 2.6 Barely noticeable 10.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.9%
Feb 60.9%
Mar 48.2%
Apr 35%
May 32.6%
Jun 23.8%
Jul 36.8%
Aug 37.5%
Sep 37.3%
Oct 37.5%
Nov 43.4%
Dec 57.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Crested Butte?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Dec 04, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Crested Butte, CO, US is May, followed by July and June. 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 Crested Butte in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.1 in December means 44.1% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Crested Butte Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 71.7°F (22.1°C) and 34.8°F (1.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 2 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Crested Butte, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 74.7°F (23.7°C) and 40.3°F (4.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 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 Crested Butte to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.2°F (1.8°C) and 21.4°F (-5.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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