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Weather  in Estes Park Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park

Weather in Rocky Mountain National Park photo by Aaron Cathcart

The weather in Estes Park is relatively mild due to its location east of the Continental Divide. The area has often been referred to as the “Sun Belt of the Rockies”. Seasonal sports such as snow shoeing and cross-country skiing are popular here due largely to the usually sunny winter weather. Spring brings an explosion of wildflowers making May thru August a dazzling display of color. When visitors come in the summer they are treated to 70-80 degree days, cooler nights, very low humidity and plenty of sunshine and blue skies.

Spring Flowers in Rocky Mountain National Park photo by Aaron Cathcart

See the weather in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park

What to expect each season:

SUMMER (JUNE, JULY, AUGUST) Sunny mornings; afternoon thunderstorms, possibly accompanied by dangerous lightning; clear, cool nights.

FALL (SEPT., OCT.) Frosty mornings; pleasant, usually clear afternoons; chilly nights; the possibility of early snowstorms.

WINTER (NOV.-MARCH) Conditions range from cool to extreme; high winds, great temperature ranges and blizzard conditions are not uncommon.

SPRING (APRIL, MAY) Unpredictable, alternating between warm and cold, wet and  dry; deep, wet snowfalls often occur.

For information on Colorado road conditions, call 877-315-7623.Rocky Mountain National Park Storm photos Aaron Cathcart