Rocky Mountain N.P. Weather & Climate













































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In-Depth Forecasts
The following weather links provide in-depth current weather and forecasts:
Estes Park
Grand Lake
Boulder
RMNP Road Status
Colorado Forest Fire Info

Live Web Cam Views
Live web cam views from various locations in RMNP:
Kawuneeche Valley
Alpine Visitor Center
Longs Peak
Ypsilon Mtn (YMCA)
Estes Park Visitors Center




Average Monthly Temperatures and Precipitation

Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations.

The western side of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park receives more precipitation. On average, Estes Park receives just over 13 inches of moisture every year, while Grand Lake receives almost 20. During the summer months daytime temperatures can reach into the 80s; however, overnight lows throughout the park can drop down into the 40s, and snow can fall anytime. You should automatically expect temperatures to be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the higher elevations at any given time.

Below are average monthly temperatures and precipitation amounts for Estes Park (elev = 7522 feet):

 Precipitation Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Avg Precipitation Amount 0.37 0.45 0.86 1.28 2.02 1.76 2.21 1.86 1.17 0.81 0.6 0.47
 Avg # Days w/Precipitation 5 4 7 7 10 10 14 13 8 6 5 4
 Average Snowfall 4.6 6.3 7.8 3.8 0.5 0.1 0 0 0.5 1 3.8 5.7
     

 Temperature Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Average Max Temp 39 41 45 53 62 73 78 77 70 60 46 40
 Average Min Temp 16 17 21 27 34 41 46 45 38 30 23 18