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Old 07-04-2008, 10:20 PM
 
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I'm bringing some teens there from FL for some police explorer training. My question is, is there ANYWHERE in Colorado or near that my kids who have NEVER seen snow can see and feel it? Any open mountain trips, anything?

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Old 07-05-2008, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Deltona Florida
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Default Visiting Ft. Collins week of July 21...weather question

Hello there. I am also from Fl. and will be flying into Denver on that day. Will be all over including the Fort. 1st. time to Colorado for me and my wife. Flying out of Orlando.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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Well snow in July would be very hard to find. Your best bet would be getting as high as you can. Some good places (but long drives - call ahead and see if its worth it) would be maybe be the South Park area (Fairplay, Leadville). You might see something there or if you hike a bit to a higher elevation (13-14K) you might get lucky and see something in the shadows of a cluster of trees (hidden so the sun cannot melt it). It will be tough I grant you that. It is a bit late for seeing snow unless you get WAYYYY up there. Good luck. A much better time would have been about 2-3 months ago
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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I don't think you have a very good chance of seeing snow. There is not much left right now and probably will not be any by the end of July. If you could see any it would be far away from Fort Collins.
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Old 07-05-2008, 11:04 PM
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When i lived in Colorado Springs, my backyard had great views of Pikes Peak 9 miles away. ( 14K ft elv). Although by middle of July most peak elevation snow was gone. But back by Middle of Sept.
Not sure where you will find any decent (clean) snow pack in middle of july.
If you will be arriving FC, I would suggest first visit ( closest) Rocky mtn ntnl park. About 45 miles. If you do visit, and it is your first visit, Time will seem to stand still once you see the rockies.!..You will love it. ! Oh yeah, one other very small pointer, you'll experience 20% humidity and never want to return to FL.!
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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You might try some of the mtns of Wyoming, not *that* far from Ft. Collins. We camped in Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyo one July and saw snow, not falling, but on the ground.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:07 PM
 
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Oh yeah, one other very small pointer, you'll experience 20% humidity and never want to return to FL.!
LOL - I agree. One of the benefits of my move from New Orleans LA
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, CO
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Yes you can find snow but very little of it this time of year. You can go up to Rock Mountain National Park (Past Estes Park) and go high, high up and you might be able to get to some snow.

http://www.rocky.mountain.national-park.com/

Last edited by aperfectingangel; 07-08-2008 at 10:27 PM.. Reason: added link
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