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 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

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

Western Colorado

Average yearly precipitation
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
67 Alamosa 7.3 186
131 Aspen 24.9 633
69 Browns Park Wildlife Refuge 8.5 217
70 Colorado National Monument 11.4 289
76 Cortez 12.6 319
120 Crested Butte 24.1 613
69 Dinosaur National Monument 11.4 290
94 Durango 21.0 533
87 Glenwood Springs 17.2 436
74 Grand Junction 9.4 239
85 Gunnison 10.6 270
115 Leadville 12.5 316
89 Mesa Verde National Park 18.5 470
117 Ouray 24.7 626
133 Steamboat Springs 24.6 626
102 Taylor Park Reservoir 18.3 464
129 Telluride 23.3 592
120 Vail 23.1 586

Front Range & Eastern Colorado

Annual averages for rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
101 Boulder 20.7 525
58 Burlington 17.7 448
77 Canon City 13.5 342
92 Colorado Springs 16.5 420
87 Denver 15.6 396
116 Estes Park 16.5 418
Florissant Fossil Beds Monument 16.9 429
81 Fort Collins 15.0 380
82 Great Sand Dunes Monument 12.4 315
73 Greeley 14.7 373
78 Lakewood 17.3 440
72 Pueblo 12.6 319
61 Sterling 15.9 404
76 Trinidad 13.8 352
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Colorado Precipitation
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