Colorado Springs Weather Info
If moderate temperatures, more than 250 days of sunshine per year, and beautiful scenery sound like attributes of the perfect vacation destination, then you will love Colorado Springs and its pleasant year-round weather.
Colorado Springs, protected to the west by the Rocky Mountains and to the north by the Palmer Divide, has an average annual temperature of 48.5 degrees, and an average maximum temperature of 61 degrees. Additionally, for those travelers seeking wintertime fun, adventure and beauty, Colorado Springs' average annual low is 35 degrees and its annual snowfall is 42.7 inches, making visits during January, February and March ideal for outdoor activities such as skiing and wintertime photography.
Winter in Colorado Springs
During December, January and February, Colorado Springs typically receives about 5 inches of snow per month, and highs are in the low- to mid-40s. Lows typically fall to 16 to 19 degrees overnight, so visitors should be sure to pack warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves for special evenings out on the town! Daytime is pleasant, as the sun nearly always shines, creating comfortable conditions for skiing or for visiting Santa's workshop during the holidays.
Spring in Colorado Springs
Spring is a delightful time of year in Colorado Springs as each day grows a little warmer than the previous. March receives the most snow of any month ' about 9 inches. Highs during March are around 50 degrees, while April and May continue to warm up with highs in the upper 50s and 60s. Overnight lows during March and April frequently fall to, or below, freezing, so springtime visitors will need warm sweaters, sweatshirts and coats. During warm afternoons, travelers enjoying a visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo or to some of the city's many museums are typically comfortable in long pants and light long-sleeved layers on top, with short-sleeves beneath for warmer afternoon hours.
Summer in Colorado Springs
With the onset of summer, temperatures continue to rise until they peak during July at around 84 degrees; lows during July are in the upper 50s. June and August have highs around 80 degrees. Colorado Springs does have some hot days, as about 16 days per year reach 90 degrees or above. The summer months are perfect for camping, hiking, rafting, and visiting sites like the Garden of the Gods and the famous Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Visitors will need shorts and short-sleeved shirts, as well as some warmer clothes for cool evenings after the sun sinks below the mountains. Be sure to bring a hat, some sunblock and sunglasses, as the altitude intensifies the effects of the sun's UV rays.
Fall in Colorado Springs
Fall is simply delightful in Colorado Springs ' days are sunny, warm and dry, and fall colors dot the landscape and mountainside. September highs are in the mid-70s, making this time of year perfect for fishing, golfing or visiting the beautiful United States Air Force Academy. Temperatures continue to drop steadily October and November; typical highs in November reach 50 degrees and lows are in the mid-20s. Warm fall days may allow shorts and short sleeves, while cooler days may necessitate extra layers. The first snowfall of the season is typically in October.
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