Mild and Mile High
The biggest surprise for guests visiting Denver is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and the sky reveals more than 300 days of sunshine per year.
Winters are mild with an average daily high temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and an average annual snowfall of 57.5 inches. In summer, low humidity makes for beautiful, dry days and cool, comfortable evenings.
August has an average daily high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Denver’s mild weather can be attributed to the city's altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high.