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Boulder When To Go and Weather

Peak Season June - September

If it must be narrowed down to a particular time of year, summer is peak season in Boulder. Then again, so is every weekend that the University of Colorado football team has a home game. Same goes for such important events as the Conference on World Affairs (early April), the Bolder Boulder 10K Road Race (Memorial Day Weekend), the three CU graduations every year and the weeks when students are moving in and out, often with parental assistance. May and June weekends are popular for weddings and can get pretty peak-ish too. That said, summer weather here is beautiful—warm days and cool nights— and it's the best time to visit Boulder.

Off-Season January - March

Mid-winter is as off-season as Boulder ever gets. Lodging rates might drop midweek and sometimes on weekends. Then again, often they don’t.

Shoulder Season April - May, October - December

With so much visitation to the University of Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and assorted high-tech, research and sporting-goods businesses, including sexy start-ups, business travelers occupy hotel rooms much of the year.  

Boulder, CO Weather Forecast

7-Day Forecast

  • Thu


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    70  47

  • Fri


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    62  46

  • Sat


    Mostly Sunny

    71  49

  • Sun


    Isolated Thunder- storms

    80  54

  • Mon


    Mostly Sunny

    84  55

  • Tue


    Partly Cloudy

    85  54

  • Wed


    Scattered Thunder- storms

    76  52