Mountain - Plains - Riding in Colorado in September
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I am thinking of driving over to CO and riding some high passes
in September. I would definitely want to do the
Trail Ridge Road, Mount Evans, and also the passes around
Leadville (Fremont, Hoosier, Tenn, Vail)
What will the weather be like at that time (most likely go the third week of
September) Will it have already gotten too cool/cold by that time,
esp. at the high altitudes?
07-06-07, 06:19 AM
While it is possible to have a few days of too cold weather, you should be just fine. You should consider riding the Grand Mesa near Grand Junction. It is rated as the 2nd most difficult climb in CO. Mount Evans is the toughes.
It can snow especially in Leadville area. Last year they got their first snow I believe in September.
Remember that some of these areas are at or above 10,000ft. In Colorado that means anything can happen, so come prepared.
07-07-07, 02:29 PM
Trail Ridge in September - anything from a little warm to a blizzard. If you don't like the particular weather, wait ten minutes.
Rocky Mountain National Park
(September, October, November)
September and October bring clear, crisp air, blue skies, and generally dry weather. An early snowstorm may occur. Aspen leaves start changing colors in mid-September. Elk mating season begins in September and continues through most of October. Trail Ridge Road usually closes for the winter by mid-October.
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