Weather

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Dinosaur's climate is semiarid with temperatures averaging between 0°F to 30°F in January and 50°F to 100°F in July. Elevations within the park vary between 4,700 and 9,000 feet. Winter snow makes roads at higher elevations impassable while only light to moderate snow is found at lower elevations. Summer thunderstorms often cause heavy downpours and localized flooding, but may fail to dampen parched soils less than a mile away.

National Weather Service forecast for towns near Dinosaur National Monument:

Monthly temperature and precipitation averages from the Western
Region Climate Center

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High
Temperature (F)

31

39

52

63

74

84

91

89

79

65

47

34

Average Low
Temperature (F)

7

12

23

31

40

48

55

52

43

33

21

10

Average Total
Precipitation (in.)

0.6

0.5

0.7

0.9

1.0

0.8

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.3

0.7

0.6

Average Total
Snowfall (in.)

7.3

5.1

3.9

2.1

0.4

0.1

0

0

0.2

1.1

3.5

7.2


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4545 Hwy 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone:

(435) 781-7700
Phones are answered during normal business hours if staff are available. Voicemails are responded to as soon as possible.

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