Best Time to Visit Colorado?

Feb 20th, 2007, 08:55 AM
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Best Time to Visit Colorado?

Hello Fodorites,

I'd like to visit Boulder and the Ft. Greene area this year (it's one of the areas of the country I'm considering for relocation).
I'm eager to go, but it's still winter. I was wondering when is the best time to go?When does spring generally arrive? I'm not a skiier, but enjoy hikes and nature.

Thank you for your feedback.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I meant to say Ft. Collins not Ft. Greene.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 09:08 AM
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The arrival of spring in Colorado is extremely variable. Snow is still possible in May--though it doesn't happen every year. If you want to hike in the mountains, don't come any earlier than June.
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Feb 20th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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I live in Ft. Collins and in my opinion September is the best time!
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Feb 20th, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Sept - when the aspens turn gold
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Feb 20th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Fall is my favorite season. I love hiking in the fall when the days are warm and sunny. I agree that September is the best time for a visit. Snow is still possible, but usually melts fast.

If you want to visit earlier, I agree with martym and would wait until June.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 01:04 PM
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Great - thanks for your repplies.

One other question - if my final destination is Boulder, is it possible to get a taxi from the Denver airport?
(I want to avoid renting a car, and pretty much stay in the Boulder area).
How long a ride and how much $?

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Feb 21st, 2007, 01:06 PM
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I agree with the June - Sept suggestions for Colorado. Sept is nice there, as it is everywhere. It seems as if it is the best time to go to nearly every state! We need more Septembers!

Spring is known as the "mud season". Enough said.

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Mar 21st, 2007, 01:45 PM
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Durango, CO has the mildest weather of all so anytime is great to go!
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Mar 21st, 2007, 05:46 PM
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Come on people, Colorado is pretty nice most of the time -- except for the past three months. BUT Fall is great but April and May are very nice. In the Spring hiking is going to be limited to the foothills and lower elevations. But still doable. June is very nice in the mountains because the spring flowers are in bloom and a great time to hike.

Do you bike ????

Boulder is about an hour and would be expensive via cab. However, buses are frequent because of the student population. I think it is every 30 min but check the schedule at and look for regional buses. There are also shuttles that run to Boulder.
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I agree that a taxi would be expensive to get from the airport to Boulder. There is public transportation though. For $10 one way you can catch a RTD (regional transportation district) bus that will take you and your luggage right from the airport to Boulder (Route #AB)with a few stops at some "park and rides" along the way. The RTD has a booth in the main terminal at the airport. If your hotel in Boulder is anywhere near one of the route AB bus stops in Boulder, you'd be golden.
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We always tour the states in Sept/Oct.You get the Indian summer and no crowds.And that is true from Alberta (Canada)to arizona.Paul
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