Rocky Mountain National Park.

Seasonal weather and five-day forecast.


When visiting Rocky Mountain National Park be prepared for sudden climate changes. Although most days are full of sunshine and clear blue skies, expect cool crisp temperatures and snowfall in the fall and winter months and late-afternoon thunderstorms and possible lightning in spring and summer.

It is not uncommon for visitors to start their journey through the park with light clothing and then need to add a few extra layers before finishing their trip. 

Trail Ridge Road offers several stopping points to capture a photo or two. Be sure to bring a jacket to protect against the heavy wind and cold as you get closer to the top.


The winter season occurs from December through March. Expect cold, crisp days with wind and sudden snowstorms, especially at higher elevations.


Spring is short season for Rocky Mountain National Park. It usually falls between April and May.  Temperatures are mild, with rain showers and light snowfall possible.


One of the most popular times to visit the park is during the summer season from June through August. Temperatures can reach the low 80's, but can drop to freezing at night. Expect sunny skies and afternoon thunderstorms.


A picture perfect autumn photo opportunity can be yours during the fall season. Catch the changing
leaves anytime between September through
November. A typical fall day will be full of sunshine and blue skies, but, cool temperatures can be expected with precipitation possible at the higher elevations of the park.

For the latest road and weather conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park visit The Official Colorado State Web site.




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