The best times to visit Pagosa Springs for ideal weather are
May 28th 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.
Pagosa Springs Travel Guide
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Weather in Pagosa Springs
Average temperatures in Pagosa Springs vary drastically. 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 less temperate than some — in the 39th 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 Pagosa Springs, 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 85.1°F (29.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.2°F (11.2°C) at night.
Pagosa Springs Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pagosa Springs 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.
Pagosa Springs Perceived Temperature (F)
Pagosa Springs Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs are January, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 5th.
When can you find snow in Pagosa Springs? 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 Pagosa Springs.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pagosa Springs (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
Pagosa Springs has some humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (15.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (61.8%).
Wind in Pagosa Springs is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by May and June. April’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 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 18.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pagosa Springs.
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||1.4||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.4||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.1||Barely noticeable||13||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.7||Light breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|May||4.6||Light breeze||16.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Jul||3||Barely noticeable||13.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.7||Barely noticeable||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||2.6||Barely noticeable||11.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||2||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||1.7||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pagosa Springs?
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 Pagosa Springs, 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 Pagosa Springs 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 Pagosa Springs Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 75.9°F (24.4°C) and 42.5°F (5.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 6 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Pagosa Springs, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 5 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 Pagosa Springs to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.3°F (6.8°C) and 33.3°F (0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.