The best times to visit Garden of Gods 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.


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    Weather in Garden of Gods

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Garden of Gods 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 46th 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 Garden of Gods, 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 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.4°F (12.4°C) at night.

    Garden of Gods Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Garden of Gods 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.

    Garden of Gods Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Garden of Gods Perceived Temperature (C)

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    Average Garden of Gods 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

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan44.529.215.6
    Feb44.629.817.1
    Mar55.639.625
    Apr60.244.530.4
    May67.852.838.6
    Jun81.865.548.5
    Jul84.36953.9
    Aug82.46752.4
    Sep76.560.245.2
    Oct64.447.633.6
    Nov54.63823.1
    Dec43.127.914.7

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan6.9-1.6-9.1
    Feb7-1.2-8.3
    Mar13.14.2-3.9
    Apr15.76.9-0.9
    May19.911.63.7
    Jun27.718.69.2
    Jul29.120.612.2
    Aug2819.411.3
    Sep24.715.77.3
    Oct188.70.9
    Nov12.63.3-4.9
    Dec6.2-2.3-9.6


     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Garden of Gods are March, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 30th.

    When can you find snow in Garden of Gods? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Garden of Gods is often around around December 17th 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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Garden of Gods.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Garden of Gods (in).

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan4%2.90.7
    Feb5%3.31
    Mar2%2.90.4
    Apr9%2.21.2
    May19%1.22.5
    Jun10%01
    Jul22%02.9
    Aug22%02.8
    Sep11%01.8
    Oct4%20.5
    Nov2%1.70.4
    Dec3%1.70.6

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan47.41.8
    Feb58.42.5
    Mar27.41
    Apr95.63
    May1936.4
    Jun1002.5
    Jul2207.4
    Aug2207.1
    Sep1104.6
    Oct45.11.3
    Nov24.31
    Dec34.31.5

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Garden of Gods has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (31.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (42.2%).

    Wind in Garden of Gods is usually moderate. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 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 April where average top sustained speeds reach 20.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Garden of Gods.

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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.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan7.7Gentle breeze16.3Significant breeze
    Feb8.6Gentle breeze17.9Strong breeze
    Mar8.8Gentle breeze18.2Significant breeze
    Apr9.8Gentle breeze20.2Strong breeze
    May8.6Gentle breeze18.5Significant breeze
    Jun8.7Gentle breeze19.1Strong breeze
    Jul7.3Gentle breeze17.5Significant breeze
    Aug6.9Light breeze16.9Significant breeze
    Sep7.5Gentle breeze15.8Significant breeze
    Oct7.9Gentle breeze15.8Significant breeze
    Nov7.8Gentle breeze16.2Significant breeze
    Dec7.9Gentle breeze16.7Significant breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan36.9%
    Feb40.6%
    Mar31.7%
    Apr36.9%
    May41.6%
    Jun32.6%
    Jul41.2%
    Aug42.2%
    Sep38.3%
    Oct38.3%
    Nov31.3%
    Dec40.3%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Garden of Gods?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Mar 15, 2019.


     

    The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

    The busiest month for tourism in Garden of Gods, the United States 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 Garden of Gods 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 Garden of Gods Travel Experience by Season

    Spring (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 47.5°F (8.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Garden of Gods, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

    Fall (September through November)

    Fall daily highs range from 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°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 Garden of Gods to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.5°F (8.6°C) and 39.3°F (4.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

     

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