Location and Climate


Gilpin Lake north of Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs is located in northwest Colorado where snowy winters provide most of the year’s precipitation and summers are pleasantly cool with low humidity. The coldest month is January with 100-year average temperatures at 1°F low and 28°F high. July is the warmest month, with 41°F as the average low and 82°F as the average high.
 
By the numbers:

  • 12,180 feet Mount Zirkel, highest point in Routt County
  • 10,568 feet Mount Werner, highest point at Steamboat Ski Resort
  • 6,695 feet elevation in downtown Steamboat Springs
  • 2,368 square miles in Routt County, almost the size of Delaware
  • 348 inches annual snowfall at Steamboat Ski Resort above the city
  • 179 miles, distance from Steamboat to Denver International Airport
  • 166 inches of annual snowfall in the city, 100-year average
  • 155 miles, Steamboat to Denver
  • 24 inches of annual precipitation, 100-year average
  • 15th largest in land area, Routt County size ranking among 64 counties in Colorado
Monthly Average of 100 Years of Observations as of 6/29/16
Month Average Max. Temperature (F) Average Min.
Temperature (F)
Average Total Precipitation (in.) Average Total Snowfall (in.) Average Snow Depth (in.)
Jan 28.9 1.0 2.47 35.9 23
Feb 33.7 4.1 2.23 29.5 28
Mar 42.0 13.5 2.04 23.5 19
Apr 53.6 24.2 2.23 13.5 3
May 65.4 31.3 2.09 2.8 0
Jun 75.5 35.7 1.53 0.1 0
Jul 82.6 41.5 1.52 0.0 0
Aug 80.4 40.4 1.59 0.0 0
Sep 72.6 32.6 1.79 1.0 0
Oct 60.4 24.0 1.93 6.8 0
Nov 43.3 14.1 1.93 20.2 3
Dec 30.7 3.4 2.38 33.4 12
Annual 55.8 22.1 23.72 166.6 7

 

Record High (F)  96 Jul/2004
Record Low (F) -54 Jan/1913


Source: Western Region Climate Center