July 7th, 2013
Summertime in Colorado is a fantastic time to participate in some of the amazing activities the mountains have to offer. The high elevation offers a great escape from the heat and humidity of the city and provides numerous outdoor activities for true thrill seekers. Locals and long time visitors tend to wake early in the morning to
participate in their daily activities due to the frequent afternoon clouds that blanket our vast landscape. These clouds typically bring the common raindrops and thunderstorms. If you’re planning a hike to the top of one of Colorado’s 53 14,000 ft. peaks, make sure to start early to prevent being stuck on the summit during a thunderstorm.
In the mountains, the temperature never gets too hot, so if you are looking for a cool down from the summer heat, take a weekend getaway and visit the mountains! There isn’t a much better way to spend a warm summer day than river rafting or even ziplining through canopies. The weather tends to move quickly throughout the state, so have no fear if you are caught in a storm, it won’t last too long!
One word that could describe the weather in Colorado is wacky. Don’t be surprised if you wake up on a June morning to a foot of snow. There are mountains that even offer skiing until late July, but be prepared to hike a little. Wacky! Colorado truly is the sunshine state with more than 300 days of sunshine in any given year. You will not want to leave your sunscreen at home when you visit Colorful Colorado!