Weather

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With elevations ranging from 4,000 ft to nearly 7,000 ft, weather at Colorado National Monument is represented by semi‑desert and upland climates.

Annual precipitation averages 11.03 inches, fairly evenly spread throughout the year. Spring and early fall are the wettest times of year.

Temperatures are highly variable with summer highs ranging into the low 100s in the valley floor and in some cases can reach 110+ inside the neighboring canyon country. Winters at the monument are generally mild with lows occasionally dipping into the sub‑zero readings.

The average summer high temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and average winter low temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Snowfall averages approximately 31 inches annually.

Climate Chart (18.5 KB xls)

 
Temperatures and Precipitation by Month
Month Average High
Temperatures
Average Low
Temperatures
Average
Precipitation
F C F C IN CM
January 37.5 3.1 19.2 -7.1 0.8 2.0
February 44.3 6.8 24.6 -4.1 0.6 1.6
March 54.7 12.6 31.8 -0.1 1.0 2.5
April 63.8 17.6 38.3 3.5 1.0 2.5
May 73.9 23.3 47.3 8.5 1.1 2.8
June 86.4 30.2 57.5 14.2 0.7 1.8
July 92.2 33.4 63.4 17.4 0.9 2.2
August 89.1 31.7 60.5 15.9 1.2 3.0
September 80.1 26.7 52.4 11.3 1.1 2.7
October 65.9 18.8 40.9 4.9 1.2 3.2
November 49.4 9.6 29.8 -1.2 0.9 2.3
December 38.5 3.6 20.6 -6.3 0.8 2.0
TOTALS 11.3 28.6
Averages from NOAA weather records 1967-2017
*Recorded at 5787 feet/1764 meters

Last updated: August 19, 2018

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Fruita, CO 81521

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