• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Weather Information

Since most visitors spend a great deal of time outdoors during a visit to Mesa Verde National Park, you'll want to be prepared for the weather. Use the chart and links below for weather information before your trip. Daily forecasts are available in the park at the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center and the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum.

During the winter, the weather is usually mild, however, snowstorms can occur as late as May and as early as October. June through September are warm to hot, with cool evenings. Daytime summer temperatures can reach into the 90's, so be sure to bring and DRINK plenty of water. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in July and August.

 

Month

Mean
Maximum
Temperature

Mean
Minimum
Temperature

Average
Precipitation

Average
Number of
Clear
Days

January

40.3

18.4

1.67

16

February

44.3

19.2

1.75

13

March

50.4

26.4

1.69

15

April

51.6

33.9

1.35

14

May

71.2

43.6

0.99

15

June

82.6

51.8

0.71

19

July

87.5

57.5

1.86

12

August

84.8

55.6

2.13

13

September

75.7

48.2

1.58

17

October

65.7

39.2

1.59

19

November

51.4

27.9

1.09

18

December

41.7

20.8

1.80

17


NOTE: All temperatures are measured in Fahrenheit and all precipitation is measured in inches.

 
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PAST WEATHER SUMMARIES

Did You Know?

The north courtyard of Balcony House

Contrary to popular belief, the Ancestral Puebloan people of Mesa Verde did not disappear. They migrated south to New Mexico and Arizona, and became today’s modern pueblo people.