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Places in Colorado Ranked by Annual Snowfall

Gallery by: Spencer McKee

Looking forward to a big ski season? Trying to avoid snowy roads? Here's a list of Colorado towns ranked by which ones get the most snow (in inches). To put these numbers in perspective, the national average is around 25 inches of snow per year. Note that not every town in Colorado is included on this list, though there is a wide spread from around the entire state. Data comes from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (unless noted).

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32. Grand Junction, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 19.1 inches

31. Colorado National Monument


Average Annual Snowfall: 25.9 inches
Average Days of Snowfall: 16.1 days
Alamosa Campground. Alamosa River. Photo Credit: Rich - OutThere Colorado

30. Alamosa, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 27.6 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 22.9 days
Photo Credit: Rich

29. Pueblo, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 31.8 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 21.7 days

28. Dinosaur National Monument


Average Annual Snowfall: 34.6 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 18.6 days
Photo Credit: John Fielder
Snow Blankets the Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak - OutThere Colorado

27. Colorado Springs, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 37.7 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 29.2 days
Photo Credit: Michael Ciaglo
Trinidad Lake - @alexarlinghaus (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

26. Trinidad, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 39.1 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 27.4 days
Photo Credit: @alexarlinghaus (Instagram)
Royal Gorge Gondola - OutThere Colorado

25. Cañon City, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 40.8 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 19.5 days

24. Greeley, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 40.8 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 22.6 days

23. Buena Vista, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 41 inches
*average comes from US Climate Data

22. Gunnison, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 45.7 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 30.5 days
Glenwood Hot Springs. Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs - OutThere Colorado.

21. Glenwood Springs, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 46.1 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 22.1 days
Photo Credit: Glenwood Hot Springs
Great Sand Dunes Tin Cup Colorado Heidi OutThere Colorado

20. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 47 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 29.4 days
Photo Credit: @heidi.annalise.art (Instagram)
Horsetooth Reservoir Snow Marekuliasz OutThere Colorado

19. Fort Collins, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 47.2 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 26.4 days
Photo Credit: Marekuliasz

18. Denver, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 53.8 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 33.3 days
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad - @dsngrr (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

17. Durango, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 64.6 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 30.1 days
Photo Credit: @dsngrr (Instagram)
Cliff Palace - Mesa Verde National Park - @smarkwoodrow (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

16. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 73.3 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 31.9 days
Photo Credit: @smarkwoodrow (Instagram)
Gem Lake Trail - Estes Park, Colorado - @yeahkaren (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

15. Estes Park, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 75.1 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 39.9 days
Photo Credit: @yeahkaren (Instagram)
Photo Contest- Carol Nero - Boulder Flatirons - OutThere Colorado

14. Boulder, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 88.3 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 35 days
Photo Credit: Carol Nero
The Springs Resort and Spa. Photo Credit: The Springs Resort and Spa - OutThere Colorado.

14. Pagosa Springs, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 124 inches
*Average comes from BestPlaces.net
Photo Credit: The Springs Resort & Spa
Dillon Reservoir - OutThere Colorado.

12. Dillon, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 128 inches
*Average comes from Bestplaces.net
Ouray, Colorado - @mrspenceproductions (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

11. Ouray, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 134.4 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 52 days
Photo Credit: @mrspenceproductions (Instagram)

10. Leadville, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 156.3 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 68.3 days
Winter Park, Colorado - Photo Credit: Winter Park Resorts - OutThere Colorado

9. Winter Park, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 163 inches
*Average comes from Bestplaces.net
Photo Credit: Winter Park Resorts.
Breckenridge, Colorado - OutThere Colorado

8. Breckenridge, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 163.6 inches
*average comes from the Western Regional Climate Center.

7. Silverton, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 172 inches
*average comes from Bestplaces.net
Telluride Ski Resort - @mrspenceproductions @explorewithollie (Instagram) - OutThere Colorado

6. Telluride, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 175.5 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 58.6 days
Photo Credit: Stephen Martin, OutThere Colorado
Aspen Mountain - Aspen Snowmass - Jeremy Swanson - OutThere Colorado

5. Aspen, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 178.8 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 69.7 days
Photo Credit: Jeremy Swanson; Aspen Snowmass
Bristol Head Peak in Autumn OutThere Colorado

5. South Fork, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 179 inches
*average comes from BestPlaces.net

3. Steamboat Springs, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 179.6 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 67.4 days
Photo Credit: Larry Pierce; Steamboat Ski Resort.

2. Vail, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 190 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 66.1 days
Crested Butte. Photo Credit: Bona_Trent_Town - OutThere Colorado.

1. Crested Butte, Colorado


Average Annual Snowfall: 216.6 inches
Average Days with Snowfall: 66.2 days
Photo Credit: Bona_Trent_Town

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