Estes Park Weather can change suddenly. At any time it delivers rain, hail, or snow. Yet, 300 days a year it provides sunshine and comfortable, mild temperatures in every season.
What is the weather like in the summer?
June, July, and August have beautiful clear mornings, and afternoon rainfall or thunderstorms.
The storms typically don’t last long, and clear up in time for an evening stroll.
Temperatures range from 20’s to 80’s.
Mornings are wonderful for hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking.
With over 200 campsites, Rocky Mountain National Park is great for backpacking. Remember to pack a rain fly!
What is the weather like in the fall?
September, October and November are cool with clear skies.
Rain showers and snowstorms aren’t common, but can arrive at any time.
By the end of October or early November snow starts to fall.
September temperatures range 30s to 70s. October’s temperatures range from 20s to 60s. By the end of November, temperatures range from 10s to 50s.
Scenic drives are marvelous during the fall, and full of remarkable colors. With plenty of sunny days you can enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing.
What is the weather like in the winter?
December, January, February, and March promise snow covered peaks and snowy trails.
The winter months are cold, but relatively mild, with average temperatures in the 30s and 40s. The sun is usually shining! At night, expect temperatures in the teens.
Blizzards and high wind are common at higher elevations.
Snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing are extremely popular in Estes Park and nearby areas.
What is the weather like in the spring?
In April and May, expect snow at higher elevations and rain showers at lower elevations.
April’s temperatures range from 50s to 20s, and May’s temperatures average 60s to 30s.
Surprise snowfalls are not uncommon!
Spring is great for both winter and summer activities. You can still snowshoe, cross country ski, and downhill ski, but also hike, horseback ride, and bike on snow free trails.