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Hamilton is a small community located in Moffat County in the northwest corner of Colorado. It's near the Dinosaur National Monument in the Uinta Mountains. Two-thirds of the Dinosaur National Monument is situated inside Moffat County and offers hiking, horseback riding, rafting, camping and wildlife viewing, including one of the last remaining herds of wild mustangs. Dinosaur National Monument is often called "the little Grand Canyon," and has fantastic photographic opportunities. A word of caution; be sure to check the weather forecast before heading out for a hike in the mountains as conditions can change rapidly in the high mountain prairies. Other recreational sites near Hamilton include Brown's Park and Elkhead Reservoir. Brown's Park, once known as "Brown's Hole" by outlaws, was a popular hideout due to its' location near three state borders. This park also offers river fishing, hiking, camping, birding and wildlife viewing opportunities. The area surrounding Hamilton is also known as the "Elk Hunting Capital of the World," with one of the largest herds of elk found in North America. People travel from all over the world to hunt here.

Surrounding areas: Craig, Colorado (10.8 mi), Hayden, Colorado (20.7 mi), Yampa Valley, Colorado (22.2 mi), Oak Creek, Colorado (35.1 mi)

Hamilton Vacation Rentals

Hamilton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Deer Park Inn & Suites262 Commerce StCraig, CO10.0 mi.(970) 824-9282
Black Nugget Motel2855W Victory WayCraig, CO10.3 mi.(970) 824-8161
Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Craig300 S Hwy 13Craig, CO10.8 mi.(970) 824-4000
Valley Motel723 Market StMeeker, CO27.9 mi.(970) 878-3656

Hamilton Weather & Climate

The extreme northwest corner of Colorado has a rugged topography, which causes large variations in climate within short distances. At mountain summits, temperatures remain low, averaging less than 32 degrees F. Snow-covered mountain peaks have frigid nighttime temps, occasionally as low as 50 degrees F. below zero. Summer in this region is mild and refreshing. The average temperature in summer is around 60 degrees F. Precipitation west of the Continental Divide is more evenly distributed throughout the year than in the eastern plains. For most of western Colorado, winter is the wettest season and June is the driest month. When there is sudden warming in the spring at the higher elevations, snow melt may cause extensive flooding.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 6°F 1.24 in. -
February 35°F 9°F 1.33 in. -
March 45°F 20°F 1.83 in. -
April 55°F 27°F 2.06 in. -
May 65°F 36°F 2.14 in. -
June 77°F 43°F 1.22 in. -
July 84°F 49°F 1.50 in. -
August 82°F 48°F 1.45 in. -
September 73°F 39°F 1.62 in. -
October 60°F 28°F 2.03 in. -
November 43°F 18°F 1.57 in. -
December 32°F 7°F 1.40 in. -

Hamilton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Yampa Valley airport (HDN) located about 22 miles east of Hamilton in Hayden, Colorado, the Meeker airport (EEO) located approximately 26 miles southwest of Hamilton in Meeker, Colorado, the Garfield County Regional airport (RIL) located roughly 58 miles south of Hamilton in Rifle, Colorado, and finally the Eagle County Regional airport (EGE) located around 62 miles southeast of Hamilton in Vail / Eagle, Colorado.

Hamilton Attractions

Golf Courses
Yampa Valley Golf ClubCraigCO10.6 mi.
Meeker Golf CourseMeekerCO28.1 mi.
Ski Areas
KeystoneKeystoneCO34.6 mi.
SteamboatSteamboat SpringsCO41.9 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO58.5 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO82.6 mi.
VailVailCO82.6 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO87.5 mi.
AspenAspenCO91.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO91.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO91.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO91.6 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO103.2 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO103.5 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO104.3 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO108.7 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO111.2 mi.

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