CLIMATE

Sitting at 4,500 feet elevation, Livingston has a cool, semi-arid climate typical of the mountains and valleys in the northern Rocky Mountains. Park County’s mountainous geography and high elevation produces dynamic weather patterns across all seasons. The topography surrounding Livingston creates windy conditions, especially in winter.

Due to the latitude and elevation, Park County has four distinct seasons. Spring brings rainy weather, with a third of the 17 inches of annual precipitation falling at that time. Summer brings long warm days and cool nights. The average growing season is 105 days with the first significant frost typically occurring in September.

Fall is a lovely time of year when the mountains are dusted with snow and the cottonwoods along area rivers turn vivid shades of yellow and orange, making for a stunning backdrop for an afternoon float. Winters can come early and stay late, providing a long, snowy season for winter recreationalists.