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Best time to visit Breckenridge, CO, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Breckenridge is April-May

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Breckenridge such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April-May is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 38℃ (101℉) in Breckenridge. The average low temperatures in winter float around 3℃ (38℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 1℃ (34℉).

The days are longest in Breckenridge in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Breckenridge, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Breckenridge seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Breckenridge as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Breckenridge is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Breckenridge

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Breckenridge for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Breckenridge climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Breckenridge for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Breckenridge in January

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Breckenridge in February

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Breckenridge in March

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in March, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Breckenridge in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Breckenridge in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Breckenridge in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Breckenridge in July

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Breckenridge in August

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Breckenridge in September

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Breckenridge in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Breckenridge in November

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Breckenridge in December

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Breckenridge in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Breckenridge is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 36℃ (96℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Breckenridge is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Breckenridge is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Breckenridge, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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