Average Annual Precipitation for Colorado





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall plus snowfall at cities, towns and parks in Colorado.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives in a year. Most places also have information on the number of days with wet weather. This includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The annual precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for Western Colorado and Eastern Colorado.

Western Colorado

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
64 Alamosa 7.3 184
133 Aspen 24.5 621
136 Breckenridge 21.8 553
151 Climax 25.2 641
71 Colorado National Monument 11.2 285
74 CortezĀ  11.8 299
117 Crested Butte 23.8 604
64 Dinosaur National Monument 10.7 273
93 Durango 19.6 498
75 Glenwood Springs 15.5 394
72 Grand Junction 9.1 230
83 Gunnison 10.6 269
121 Leadville 13.5 343
85 Mesa Verde National Park 17.1 435
106 Ouray 23.6 600
119 Silverton 23.9 608
136 Steamboat Springs 24.7 627
101 Taylor Park Reservoir 18.8 478
117 Telluride 20.4 517
117 Vail 22.4 570

Front Range & Eastern Colorado

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
101 Boulder 21.2 539
65 Burlington 19.3 489
81 Canon City  13.7 348
87 Colorado Springs 15.9 404
84 Denver 15.4 390
113 Estes Park 17.4 442
84 Florissant Fossil Beds Monument 15.0 380
86 Fort Collins 15.9 403
78 Great Sand Dunes National Monument 12.2 310
74 Greeley 14.7 372
81 Lakewood 17.5 446
69 Pueblo 12.0 305
57 Sterling 15.2 387
72 Trinidad 14.9 378
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

Colorado Precipitation
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