Glenwood Springs ColoradoPlanning a trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado? Below you will find travel tips, including helpful links on weather and road condition, average temperatures, and what to pack.

The diverse terrain and higher elevations in the Colorado Rockies can result in rapidly changing weather throughout the year. Although we’re lucky to have 300 days of sunshine and more than 300 inches of snow in the mountains per year, our weather is varied and can be unpredictable. It is important to be prepared with the proper protective clothing. Our advice is to dress in layers, as the daily temperatures can vary considerably from morning to night.

Because things can change quickly, make sure to check the road conditions before traveling…even in summer! For the most recent road conditions and travel information, visit this website:  CDOT – Colorado Department of Transportation: Click here for Colorado Road Conditions.

 

Some visitors feel the affects of altitude sickness, which can cause headaches, nausea and/or fatigue. This can happen when traveling to a high elevation too quickly from a lower elevation. Make sure to drink lots of water daily and curb alcohol and tobacco consumption. Check out some additional tips on avoiding altitude sickness.

Bring sunscreen! Because the air is thinner and the higher elevation puts you closer to the sun, the sun’s rays are more powerful than at sea level or at lower elevations.  Without sunscreen, you can easily sunburn even on overcast, cool days.

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The chart below represents average temperatures and precipitation in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Avg. High

35°

41°

51°

59°

70°

81°

87°

85°

76°

64°

47°

35°

Avg. Low

13°

19°

27°

32°

39°

46°

53°

52°

44°

33°

24°

15°

Mean

24°

30°

39°

46°

55°

64°

70°

69°

60°

49°

36°

25°

Avg. Precip.

1.49 in

1.10 in

1.42 in

1.52 in

1.79 in

1.07 in

1.07 in

1.27 in

1.95 in

1.85 in

1.34 in

1.28 in

Colorado is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST). The time difference to the Eastern Time Zone (EST) is -2 hours (if it is 12 Noon in MST, it is 2 p.m. in EST). MST is one-hour ahead of the Pacific Time Zone (PST) (if it is 12 Noon in MST, it is 11 a.m. in PST). Compared with Great Britain, the time difference amounts to seven hours (-7 hours) and to Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland eight hours (-8 hours).

Whatever your plans are for a day outing, several simple items will make the adventure more safe and comfortable. Make sure you have the following basics with you:

  • Sunscreen
  • Warmer clothing to layer (nights and early mornings are quite cool)
  • Jacket/sweatshirt (yes, even in summer)
  • Food/snacks
  • Fresh water
  • Hat/Visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • Bathing suit & towel (if soaking at hot springs pools)
  • Flip flops / pool shoes

Other useful items to bring include your camera, binoculars, a cell phone, cash, and bug repellent.

Still have questions?

Call us at 800-828-4228 and we will be happy to give you local information and advice!