The best times to visit Golden for ideal weather are

May 21st to October 14th

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 Golden

Temperature

Average temperatures in Golden 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 Golden, 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 59.7°F (15.4°C) at night.

Golden Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Golden 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.

Golden Perceived Temperature (F)

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Golden Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Golden 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)
Jan45.53118.4
Feb46.131.619.7
Mar58.142.228.3
Apr62.346.733.5
May70.355.342.3
Jun84.16852.7
Jul8872.659
Aug8771.557.7
Sep79.863.949.8
Oct66.550.637.3
Nov56.540.427
Dec44.129.717.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.5-0.6-7.6
Feb7.8-0.2-6.8
Mar14.55.7-2.1
Apr16.88.20.8
May21.312.95.7
Jun28.92011.5
Jul31.122.615
Aug30.621.914.3
Sep26.617.79.9
Oct19.210.32.9
Nov13.64.7-2.8
Dec6.7-1.3-8.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Golden are December, November, 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 mid to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th 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 Golden? 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 Golden is often around around October 15th 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 Golden.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan5%4.40.5
Feb9%2.50.6
Mar7%20.8
Apr16%2.82.1
May19%1.22.4
Jun14%02.2
Jul16%02.3
Aug14%02
Sep12%02
Oct12%4.81.4
Nov4%2.40.4
Dec4%2.40.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan511.21.3
Feb96.41.5
Mar75.12
Apr167.15.3
May1936.1
Jun1405.6
Jul1605.8
Aug1405.1
Sep1205.1
Oct1212.23.6
Nov46.11
Dec46.11

 

Humidity and Wind

Golden has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is March (30.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (41.6%).

Wind in Golden is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and June. April’s average wind speed of around 8.5 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.7 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 18.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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
Jan6.5Light breeze13.9Significant breeze
Feb6.9Light breeze15.1Significant breeze
Mar7.6Gentle breeze16Significant breeze
Apr8.5Gentle breeze17.6Strong breeze
May7.4Gentle breeze16.6Significant breeze
Jun7.4Gentle breeze17.1Strong breeze
Jul6.7Light breeze17Significant breeze
Aug6.5Light breeze15.4Significant breeze
Sep6.2Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Oct6.3Light breeze13.8Significant breeze
Nov6.4Light breeze13.6Significant breeze
Dec6.2Light breeze13.1Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan37.8%
Feb41%
Mar30.3%
Apr36.4%
May40.3%
Jun32.2%
Jul35.6%
Aug33.1%
Sep33.3%
Oct36.9%
Nov32%
Dec41.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Golden?

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 Golden, 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 Golden 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

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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 slightly 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 Golden Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 78.5°F (25.8°C) and 49.2°F (9.6°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 Golden, 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 52.2°F (11.2°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 Golden to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.2°F (9.6°C) and 39.8°F (4.3°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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