The best times to visit Denver for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 7th

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



Other Denver Travel Info

Weather in Denver


Average temperatures in Denver 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 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 Denver, 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 89.7°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.6°F (16.4°C) at night.

Denver Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Denver 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.

Denver Perceived Temperature (F)


Denver Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Denver 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 30.7 20.8
Feb 44.5 31.1 21.2
Mar 57.3 42.1 30.3
Apr 61.7 46.9 35.2
May 69.6 55.4 44.1
Jun 83.6 67.8 54.2
Jul 88 72.8 60.4
Aug 87.1 71.6 59.2
Sep 79.8 64.1 51.5
Oct 66 50.5 39.2
Nov 55.1 40 29.1
Dec 42.7 29.4 19.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.6 -0.7 -6.2
Feb 6.9 -0.5 -6
Mar 14.1 5.6 -0.9
Apr 16.5 8.3 1.8
May 20.9 13 6.7
Jun 28.7 19.9 12.3
Jul 31.1 22.7 15.8
Aug 30.6 22 15.1
Sep 26.6 17.8 10.8
Oct 18.9 10.3 4
Nov 12.8 4.4 -1.6
Dec 5.9 -1.4 -7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Denver are November, March, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 7th.

When can you find snow in Denver? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to late October to early November. The best time to ski (if at all) in Denver is often around around March 19th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Denver.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 6% 3.4 0.5
Feb 10% 3 0.8
Mar 5% 2.8 0.7
Apr 14% 1.9 2.1
May 19% 1.2 2.8
Jun 16% 0 2
Jul 18% 0 2.7
Aug 12% 0 2.1
Sep 13% 0 2.2
Oct 12% 4 1.3
Nov 4% 1.8 0.5
Dec 6% 2.7 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 6 8.6 1.3
Feb 10 7.6 2
Mar 5 7.1 1.8
Apr 14 4.8 5.3
May 19 3 7.1
Jun 16 0 5.1
Jul 18 0 6.9
Aug 12 0 5.3
Sep 13 0 5.6
Oct 12 10.2 3.3
Nov 4 4.6 1.3
Dec 6 6.9 1.5


Humidity and Wind

Denver has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (33.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (46.5%).

Wind in Denver is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17.1 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Mar 8.5 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 17.3 Significant breeze
Jun 8 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Jul 7.3 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Aug 7.2 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Sep 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Oct 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 41.8%
Feb 46.5%
Mar 33.6%
Apr 39.5%
May 44.3%
Jun 36.2%
Jul 38.6%
Aug 36%
Sep 35.6%
Oct 40%
Nov 35.1%
Dec 44.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Denver?

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 Denver, CO, US is July, followed by June and May. 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 Denver 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

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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 50 in November means 50% of the tourists vs. July.



Overall Denver Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.9°F (25.5°C) and 47.8°F (8.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 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 quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Denver, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 50.9°F (10.5°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Denver to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.8°F (8.8°C) and 38.2°F (3.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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