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Best time to visit Telluride, CO, USA

Our verdict

The best time to visit Telluride is September

Telluride can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, September is the best time to go.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Telluride can rise to a maximum of 21℃ (69℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -20℃ (-4℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Telluride in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Telluride falls around July, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Telluride, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Telluride seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Telluride as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Telluride 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 Telluride

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 Telluride 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.

Telluride 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 Telluride 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Telluride in January

  • Average temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (4℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in February

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in March

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in April

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in May

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in June

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in July

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 101mm (4") over 22 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in September

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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

Telluride in October

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 62%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in November

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Telluride in December

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (6℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Telluride 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 Telluride is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Telluride is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Telluride is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Telluride, 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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