The best times to visit Southwest Colorado for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 16th

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

 

 


Other Southwest Colorado Travel Info

Weather in Southwest Colorado

Temperature

Average temperatures in Southwest Colorado 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 somewhat temperate — in the 47th 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 Southwest Colorado, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late June where highs are regularly around 77.5°F (25.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.3°F (11.8°C) at night.

Southwest Colorado Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Southwest Colorado 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.

Southwest Colorado Perceived Temperature (F)

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Southwest Colorado Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Southwest Colorado 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 35.8 25.7 18.5
Feb 36.1 26.8 19.3
Mar 44.6 34.3 26
Apr 49.8 39.4 31
May 58.4 47.2 37.9
Jun 72.8 61 48.8
Jul 75.3 63.2 53.1
Aug 72.6 60.8 51.6
Sep 67.2 55.3 45.4
Oct 55.9 44.4 35.8
Nov 44.5 34.3 26.8
Dec 35.2 25.9 19

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.1 -3.5 -7.5
Feb 2.3 -2.9 -7.1
Mar 7 1.3 -3.3
Apr 9.9 4.1 -0.6
May 14.7 8.4 3.3
Jun 22.7 16.1 9.3
Jul 24.1 17.3 11.7
Aug 22.6 16 10.9
Sep 19.6 12.9 7.4
Oct 13.3 6.9 2.1
Nov 6.9 1.3 -2.9
Dec 1.8 -3.4 -7.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Southwest Colorado are January, February, and then September. 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 July with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of July 2nd.

When can you find snow in Southwest Colorado? 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 Southwest Colorado.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 1% 0 0.1
Apr 1% 0 0.1
May 6% 0 0.4
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 7% 0 0.5
Aug 6% 0 0.4
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 1% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 1 0 0.3
Apr 1 0 0.3
May 6 0 1
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 7 0 1.3
Aug 6 0 1
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 1 0 0
Dec 0 0 0.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Southwest Colorado has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is June (17.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (51%).

Wind in Southwest Colorado is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by June and May. April’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 10.9 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 18.1 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.4 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 14.8 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 16.2 Significant breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 15.9 Significant breeze
Jun 5.5 Light breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.9 Significant breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 12.4 Significant breeze
Sep 4.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 4.9 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Dec 4.4 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 44.2%
Feb 45.3%
Mar 35.1%
Apr 34.8%
May 33.8%
Jun 17.5%
Jul 38.8%
Aug 43.2%
Sep 36.1%
Oct 38.3%
Nov 39.5%
Dec 51%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Southwest Colorado?

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 Southwest Colorado, 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 Southwest Colorado 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 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 Southwest Colorado Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.6°F (19.8°C) and 38.4°F (3.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 2 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Southwest Colorado, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 69.7°F (20.9°C) and 41.6°F (5.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Southwest Colorado to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.4°F (3.6°C) and 31.2°F (-0.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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