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Weather
Our property sits at 7,487 feet above sea level and enjoys an ideal four season climate with moderate temperatures year-round. Winters are usually mild and sunny with temperatures staying between 10 and 50 degrees. Despite annual snowfall averages of about 71" each year, snow removal is managed by our caretakers and HOA keeping the access road clear and safe. Spring brings warmer weather and rain (annual precipitation of 19" per year). Summer temperatures seldom climb more than the high 80s and rivers and reservoirs stay relatively full in summer, filled by melting snow from deep winter snows in the San Juan Mountains. Fall days are comfortably cool and dry, the perfect time for a mountain hike or a drive on one of the area’s Scenic Byways.

Surrounding areas range from pine forests, oak, juniper and aspen trees, rolling green mountains, lush green valleys, 14,000 foot snow covered peaks to low desert floors of fine sand and sagebrush. Unusual rock formations with hues from gold to white and red and shapes varying from tall pinnacles to animal shapes, cactus, yucca, Pueblo ruins offer contrast to the craggy peaks of the San Juan Range. The mountainous areas create their own weather systems in summer, creating brief refreshing afternoon showers after the sun has been shining all day.

Current weather details are available from the National Weather Service

Following is climate information for the area, keep in mind storms vary widely and just a few miles make a big difference. Many people inquire if it will snow on their visit. We can never say for sure but this chart presents the possibilities.


Durango Climate Details

Month
Low (F)
High (F)
Snow (in.)
January
10.5
39.5
16.9"
February
16
44.7
14.2"
March
22.6
51.8
10.5"
April
29.2
61.2
3.4"
May
35.5
70.2
0.5"
June
42
80.6
0.0"
July
50
85
0.0"
August
49
83.1
0.0"
September
41
83.1
0.0"
October
31.3
65.5
1.1"
November
21.5
52.1
5.5"
December
13
41.3
16.3"