Colorado Vacation

  Home  |  Information  |  Vacation Rentals  |  Hotels & Resorts  |  Weather & Climate  |  Map & Transportation  |  Attractions 

Rocky-Ford is a small town located in Otero County in southeastern Colorado. The population of the city is approximately 4,300 residents. The city of Rocky Ford is well-known for its' farming of cantaloupes and watermelons. It gained international acclaim when United States President, Barack Obama, publicly endorsed their melons. Farmers in the area ship their delicious melons all over the country, and much of the melon seeds sold in the U.S. come from Rocky Ford. August and September are a great time to visit when roadside stands open for business and offer up all kinds of sweet juicy melons and other local produce. August is also when the city hosts the annual Arkansas Valley Fair, which celebrates the diverse cultures of the area and the outstanding farming community. The Fair includes horse races, stock shows, a carnival, rodeo, fiesta and Watermelon Days. Other attractions in town include the Rocky Ford Museum, which features a look at the history of the area from 1878 to date, including its geology, archaeology, ethnology, industries, as well as everyday life.

Surrounding areas: La Junta, Colorado (10.7 mi)

Rocky Ford Vacation Rentals

Rocky Ford Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express - La Junta27994 US Hwy 50 Frontage RdLa Junta, CO10.7 mi.(719) 384-2900
Midtown Motel215 E ThirdLa Junta, CO10.7 mi.(719) 384-7741
Quality Inn Of La Junta1325 E Third StLa Junta, CO10.7 mi.(719) 384-2571
Stagecoach Motel905 W Third StLa Junta, CO10.7 mi.(719) 384-5476
Bent's Fort Inn Best WesternE US Hwy 50Las Animas, CO27.1 mi.(719) 456-0011
Best Western Bent's Fort Inn10950 E U S Hwy 50Las Animas, CO27.1 mi.(719) 456-0011

Rocky Ford Weather & Climate

Southeast Colorado has a continental semi-arid climate with four distinct seasons. This terrain is rolling plains, with short prairie grass and sagebrush. Summers are hot and dry and winters are cold and snowy. The eastern plains of Colorado receives very little rainfall. Much of the area relies on irrigation. Severe hunderstorms are possible in the summertime, and sometimes these storms form land spouts and tornadoes. The plains region receives some of the worst hail storms of the entire North American continent. Winters in this region are cold and dry with significant snowfall. Very cold temperatures in winter alternate with surprisingly warmer days. Spring weather is very changeable and autumn is pleasant and dry.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 46°F 14°F 0.27 in. -
February 53°F 19°F 0.31 in. -
March 62°F 27°F 0.87 in. -
April 70°F 35°F 1.21 in. -
May 79°F 46°F 1.78 in. -
June 89°F 55°F 1.33 in. -
July 93°F 59°F 2.04 in. -
August 91°F 57°F 1.64 in. -
September 84°F 48°F 0.88 in. -
October 73°F 35°F 0.71 in. -
November 56°F 23°F 0.52 in. -
December 47°F 15°F 0.31 in. -

Rocky Ford Map & Transportation

Main viewing image.
Click each thumbnail image to enlarge.
The closest airports in the area are the La Junta Municipal airport (LHX) located about 11 miles east of Rocky Ford in La Junta, Colorado, the Pueblo Memorial airport (PUB) located approximately 45 miles northwest of Rocky Ford in Pueblo, Colorado, the Lamar Municipal airport (LAA) located roughly 56 miles east of Rocky Ford in Lamar, Colorado, and finally the City Of Colorado Springs Municipal airport (COS) located around 74 miles northwest of Rocky Ford in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Rocky Ford Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO89.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Rocky Ford Country ClubRocky FordCO 
La Junta Golf CourseLa JuntaCO11.0 mi.
Cottonwood LinksFowlerCO17.0 mi.
Las Animas Public Golf CourseLas AnimasCO27.2 mi.
American Hall of Heroes MuseumPuebloCO50.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO50.3 mi.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO80.4 mi.

Notice a problem with the information on this page? Please notify us.

Disclaimer: We recommend you conduct your own research regarding all accomodations and attractions found on this website. The distances shown on this website are straight-line distances as the crow flies. The road distance may be considerably longer. You assume all liability for use of any information found on this website. No information is confirmed or warranted in any way. By using our services you agree to the terms and conditions of this disclaimer.
We are the #1 site for your Colorado Vacation presenting Colorado vacation rentals, hotels, weather and map for each city.

Colorado Vacation .org 
©1997-2024 All Rights Reserved.