Weather & Climate
in Southwest Colorado
4 Seasons and Over 300 Days of Sunshine Await
Pagosa Springs is the Ideal Outdoor Playground
With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, visitors can enjoy the outdoors year-round. Located in the "Colorado Sunbelt," just 35 miles north of the New Mexico border and along the Western slope of the Continental Divide, Pagosa Springs experiences four distinct, dramatic seasons and there are activities to enjoy no matter the time of year.
Area Climate in the San Juan Mountains
Pagosa Springs' warmest month is July with an average daytime high temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26 degrees Celsius) and an average daytime low temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). Our coldest month is January with an average high of 39 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius) and an average low of 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius). Pagosa lies in a semi-arid climate with low winds which means rarely having to check wind-chill values during winter months; it is always recommended to err on the side of caution and check updated temperatures and forecasts when planning an outdoor adventure. The weather can change quickly in the mountains.
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Weather at a Glance
- On Average, 300 days of Sunshine per year.
- 20.64 inches of precipitation annually in the warm months.
- 67.4 inches of snow annually in downtown Pagosa Springs.
- Over 400 inches of snow annually on Wolf Creek Pass, the most snow in Colorado, measured at Wolf Creek Ski Area
Average Temperatures for Pagosa Springs
|Month||High °F / °C||Low °F / °C|
|January||39 / 4||4 / -16|
|February||44 / 7||10 / -12|
|March||50 / 10||19 / -7|
|April||59 / 15||25 / -4|
|May||68 / 20||31 / 0|
|June||78 / 26||38 / 3|
|July||83 / 28||45 / 7|
|August||80 / 28||45 / 7|
|September||73 / 23||37 / 3|
|October||63 / 17||27 / 3|
|November||49 / 9||17 / -9|
|December||40 / 4||7 / -14|