Rainbow over field
view of lodge with mountains surrounding

Weather Information

When you’re at an altitude of over 8,000 feet, weather in the Rocky Mountains can change dramatically during the course of a day all year long.

Summer & Fall

Summer and fall temperatures can be warm during the day and chilly at night. We recommend bringing light-weight clothes for the day and warm jackets for the evenings. Summer is known for afternoon thunderstorms, so be prepared by having a rain jacket. Also, plan your hiking accordingly by leaving early in the morning and returning before the afternoon.

Group of kids in helmets and harnesses prepared for climbing
' Couple getting married outside in front of mountains

Winter & Spring

Winter and spring have the potential to be cold and sunny or cold and snowy! Prepare yourself with sturdy shoes, warm clothing, and adequate tires or four-wheel drive for your vehicle.

Group of people gathered outside during the winter with snow
' Man on the back of a dog sled going through the snow

Packing List

Regardless of the season, we recommend bringing the following items for your stay at YMCA of the Rockies.

  • Clothing you can easily layer up or down for cool or warm days
  • Insulated jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Sturdy shoes with good traction in case of snow

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