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Colorado weather in October?

Hey,

I am going to Colorado for an elk hunt 2nd rifle season in Unit 62. What can I expect in the way of daytime/nighttime temps and weather? Thanks in advance for your help!

andy

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Colorado weather in October?

Where in Colorado will you be? What unit? Weather can vary dramatically by elevation.

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Colorado weather in October?

last few years it has been pretty warm, but this is Colorado...if you do not like the wearther wait five minutes it will change.

But seriously....be prepared for anything!

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Colorado weather in October?

cowgal, i will be in unit 62 by montrose, co.

thanks, andy

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Colorado weather in October?

That unit, particularly closer to Montrose can still be pretty warm during the day. I would say expect 70-80 degrees at the lower elevations (closer to Montrose) during the day, and close to freezing at night. Some years frosts are rather late in that area of the state. However at higher elevations, where you'll most likely be hunting, I'd say expect 50-60 degrees during the day and below freezing at night, even down to 20 degrees or so. Snow is possible, but not likely.

So basically you need to prepare for a wide range of temperatures. Best advice is to dress in thin layers that you can remove as the day warms up. Rain is another possibility, so might want to consider bringing a waterproof jacket or raincoat.

Typically that time in October is a fantastic time to be outdoors in Colorado. Good luck! Let us know how you do.

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Colorado weather in October?

The driest month (least precipitation) in Colorado is October.

The top of the Uncompaghre plateau will usually have major temperature swings each day during that time of the year.

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Colorado weather in October?

Unit 62 is usually where a bunch of us hunt. We generally go first season but have gone 2nd combined.

I have experienced weather as low as the low teens at night and as high as the 80s during the day. More often than not, it has been a bit warmer than is ideal for hunting when we have been there. However, you must plan for any conditions. We have been there hunting in T shirts and get hit by a mid afternoon storm that dropped the temps into the upper 30s.

We will be there again this year 1st season with cow tags.

Craig

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