Weather

Green foliage blurry in the foreground with a view down a rocky canyon snaking into the distance
View Down Navajo Canyon

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Check the current weather, and historical averages, to be informed before your visit.
 

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Weather Conditions Throughout the Year

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. It's always a good idea to check daily forecasts before visiting the park.

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 90s, so be sure to drink plenty of water. Afternoon thunderstorms are common in July and August and pose a hazard. In case of lightning, the safest place to be is inside your car.

 

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.

Last updated: April 27, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330

Phone:

970-529-4465

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