All Seasons

The altitude is 8,500 feet above sea level, so pace yourself in any season, drink a lot of water, and use sunscreen.

Visitors viewing the Big Stump
Visitors at the Big Stump

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Summers are generally of short duration with pleasant warm days and cool nights. Summer thunderstorms with lightning and hail occur almost daily. Typically they begin mid-day and last through the afternoon. The safest places are within buildings or your automobiles. Freezing temperatures can sometimes occur during summer months.

Hornbek Homestead in snow
Hornbek Homestead on a winter day

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Sub-zero lows can occur in the winter. Dress in warm layers to keep dry and to prevent hypothermia.


Last updated: May 29, 2016

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Florissant, CO 80816


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