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Weather in Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park has a large elevation difference between the canyon rim and the Gunnison River below, leading to a large difference in temperatures. Virtually all visitors stay on the rim, where the readings below were taken, so they are accurate for most people. Temperatures at the river can be much higher, although it is typically in shade during all but mid-day. The park remains dry all year, with thunderstorms in the summer and occasional snow in the winter. However, the cold temperatures mean the snow remains, and can become fairly deep as winter wears on.

Averages and Records at Black Canyon of the Gunnison

MonthAvg HighAvg LowRecord HighRecord LowAvg Precip
January361583-250.48
February442190-270.44
March532979-50.82
April61358920.82
May714393170.97
June8251102270.55
July8757103350.96
August8555106371.26
September774795211.27
October65368791.14
November482577-80.86
December381768-210.62

All temperatures are reported in Fahrenheit. All precipitation is reported in inches.

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