Steamboat Springs Weather in May

Averages By Month

May in Steamboat Springs is the peak of the ‘mud-season’ and the rainiest month with 9 rainy days and plenty of showers. Trails might be too muddy at times in order to hike or mountain bike. Temperatures do reach pleasant highs of 64°F (18°C) in May. You will still need to bring your winter coat too though as it can still be as cold as 32°F (0°C). There are now 14 hours of daylight each day and there is hardly any snow to be expected anymore in May.

If you accept the risk of some wetter weather you will be rewarded with super deals as May is the cheapest month in Steamboat Springs. And if you are planning to simply enjoy and relax at the hot springs, the weather doesn’t matter anyway.

High and Low Temperature in May °F

Precipitation days in May °F

Steamboat Springs Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs boasts ideal weather for each season. Winters are snowy and temperature lows can drop to 3°F (-16°C). There is a great ski area and plenty of snow. For less busy ski lifts, visit in early April (snow conditions usually allow for slopes to stay open until mid-April).

The rainier months between April and May are also called mud season - as it’s the most rainy time and sometimes too wet to hike. Rates are cheap though and the hot springs are at their constant 102°F (39°C)- the ideal time to simply relax and enjoy the wonderful spa.

The summer months are beautifully warm and in July it can even reach highs of up to 82°F (28°C). It’s a great time to bike, hike or enjoy the summer sun at one of the lakes or the Yampa River.

The fall’s shoulder season offers temperatures ranging from highs of 72°F (22°C) in September to lows of 15°F (-9°C) in November. It’s a less busy time but still great for enjoying the outdoors by hiking or biking.

Things to know about Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs is surely one of the kindest towns in the west of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. For anyone who loves the outdoors it’s heaven on earth with its surrounding national parks.

Some of the best summer and shoulder season adventures include:
Steamboat Springs house fence grass rocks mountain
Steamboat Springs waterfall stream spring
Steamboat Springs is a paradise and most famous for winter visitors as you can choose from endless activities outlined in the following:
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Steamboat Springs camp fire trees sky

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