Activities & Tips in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region
What do you think of when you think of winter in Colorado? Everyone skiing and buried in feet of snow? That’s certainly true for parts of Colorado, after all, we have more than 20 cities over 9,000 feet in elevation. But we’ll let you in on one our best kept secrets . . . Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region has some of the most beautifully mild weather year around. (We’ve celebrated many Christmases with the sliding glass door open!) The temperature tends to fluctuate between 28 and 61 degrees fahrenheit, with very little snow till Spring. The beautiful thing about winter weather in Colorado Springs is the lack of humidity. When it’s cold here, it’s not a bone chilling cold and if you can step into a spot of sunshine, of which we get plenty, you might forget it’s winter altogether!
We have a saying here in Colorado, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing. (Okay, we stole that saying fair and square from author Alfred Wainwright, but it’s absolutely true!) It can get chilly here during the winter months, but we also get lots of amazing respites and as long as you dress in layers, you’ll be able to enjoy the Pikes Peak region year around!
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Attractions open for winter in the pikes peak region:
Tips for Winter Adventure
The temperature variance is greater this time of year. 40-50 degree temperature swings from day to day or from morning to evening, aren’t just possible, they’re likely. This means you can get 60 degree days in the middle of winter. But it also means it could snow that afternoon. Layers are key!
Don’t let the warm days fool you, as soon as the sun goes down, the temperature drops, and the sun goes down a little earlier than you’re used to because of that big mountain!
300 days of sunshine isn’t just a clever tagline, we really have that many bluebird days here, and keep in mind that snow is reflective.
Welcome to our sunny sub-alpine desert, where the annual average humidity hovers just under 40%. Drink plenty of water and pack lotion and chapstick. You can thank us later.
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