Colorado Springs What to pack
The weather in Colorado Springs is quite changeable One minute it’s sunny and warm and the next a cloud has moved over the town and temperature has dropped 10 degrees, so pack accordingly.
All Types of Weather
Pack clothing to suit all types of weather. In the summer you may need a sweater in the morning and at night. If you go into the mountains, you may need a coat. During the summer there may be frequent rain showers every afternoon for about 20 minutes. Don’t let that discourage you, it will soon clear up, even if it doesn’t look like it.
Dress in layers, T-shirts, under long sleeve shirt, with a sweatshirt/sweater. Always take a coat – light weight for summer, but a good, warm one for winter, especially if you’re going into the mountains. There can still be a blizzard in May or June, but the next day it will be 76 F degrees.
One bag with wheels will travel nicely, but a backpack is nice to have for everything else, from shopping to hiking in the woods.
Don’t feel like you have to dress up to go out to eat. In most restaurants, even upscale ones, you’ll see people wearing jeans and sweatshirts. This town is VERY casual. There are only a handful of places in town you should dress up to visit – the Cliffhouse, the Pepper Tree and some Broadmoore restaurants.
If you’re going hiking make sure you pack solid hiking shoes/boots with good tread, hiking clothes, sunscreen, lotion, mosquito repellant (lemongrass oil in lotion works well), collapsible water jugs and definitely a camera for capturing those panoramic views.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about what to pack for Colorado Springs.