The best times to visit Durango 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.
Durango Travel Guide
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Weather in Durango
Average temperatures in Durango vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout 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 Durango, 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°F (31.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.3°F (12.4°C) at night.
Durango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Durango Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Durango Perceived Temperature (F)
Durango Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Durango 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Durango are March, June, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid March. For example, on the week of March 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 9th.
When can you find snow in Durango? 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 Durango.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Durango (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Durango has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (18.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (62.3%).
Wind in Durango is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 7.1 knots (8.1 MPH or 13.1 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 late April where average top sustained speeds reach 19.9 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Durango.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||3.8||Barely noticeable||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.7||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.6||Light breeze||15.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.1||Gentle breeze||18.7||Strong breeze|
|May||6.4||Light breeze||17.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.8||Light breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5||Light breeze||16.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.7||Light breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.5||Light breeze||14.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||4.7||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.1||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.9||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Durango?
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 Durango, CO, US is July, followed by March 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 Durango 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
Overall Durango Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 46.4°F (8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Durango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 46.9°F (8.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 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 Durango to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.4°F (8°C) and 33.1°F (0.6°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.