These are the average temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit. On average, Fort Collins experiences 300 days of sunshine per year.

A Look at the Weather


  • High/Low: 40/13
  • Average Precipitation: 7.2″


  • High/Low: 85/56
  • Average Precipitation: 1.56″


  • High/Low: 45/18
  • Average Precipitation: 6.3″


  • High/Low: 83/54
  • Average Precipitation: 1.52″


  • High/Low: 50/23
  • Average Precipitation: 12.2″


  • High/Low: 75/45
  • Average Precipitation: 1.05″


  • High/Low: 60/32
  • Average Precipitation: 6.5″


  • High/Low: 64/34
  • Average Precipitation: 2.9″


  • High/Low: 69/42
  • Average Precipitation: 2.79″


  • High/Low: 50/ 23
  • Average Precipitation: 6.9″


  • High/Low: 80/51
  • Average Precipitation: 1.75″


  • High/Low: 43/17
  • Average Precipitation: 6.7″

High Altitude Health Tips

Colorado is a popular vacation spot for families from all over the world. In order to have an enjoyable and memorable experience in the mountains, there are some things you should know about high altitude. Because there is less oxygen at higher altitudes, visitors may experience discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Visitors who are not in good physical condition or have pre-existing cardiac conditions should use good judgment and try not to engage in strenuous activity too quickly.     

  • Plan a day of rest before attempting strenuous exercise like downhill or cross-country skiing.
  • It may take several days to become fully acclimated to high altitude of 7,500 feet or higher.
  • Acute mountain sickness is an illness characterized by excruciating headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea and fatigues. It usually takes about 24 hours to run its course.
  • To decrease the risk of altitude illness: Eat high carbohydrate foods, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, limit salt intake, limit alcohol intake.
  • People with cardiac conditions may experience more episodes of chest discomfort, shortness of breath and fatigue. If symptoms become severe, medical attention should be sought.
  • If minor discomfort is experienced, visitors should pace themselves, takes rests, and stop activity when tired.

 These tips are courtesy of William E. Miller, M.D. and Seniors Marketplace News.

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