Crawford Recreation Area (aka Crawford State Recreation Area)



Place or area set aside for recreation or preservation of a cultural or natural resource and under some form of government administration; not including National or State forests or Reserves.
See also: Dams, Locales, Mines, and Reserves
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
38.681099°, -107.5983911°
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6558 ft. (1999 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Crawford Recreation Area is covered by the Crawford, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Crawford, CO 2 mi
Hotchkiss, CO 10 mi
Paonia, CO 13 mi
Austin, CO 20 mi
Montrose, CO 21 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Crawford Reservoir Water 0.2 mi
Clear Fork Water 0.4 mi
Collins Family Cemetery Man-made 0.4 mi
Crawford Dam Man-made 0.8 mi
Iron Creek Water 0.8 mi

Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is PAONIA 1 SW which is approximately 12 miles away and has an elevation of 5,580 feet (978 feet lower than Crawford Recreation Area). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 1.22" 38.5° 14.7°
February 1.10" 45.0° 21.1°
March 1.48" 54.2° 28.7°
April 1.18" 62.8° 34.3°
May 1.45" 73.0° 42.2°
June .79" 84.3° 50.4°
July 1.14" 90.1° 56.7°
August 1.09" 87.7° 55.7°
September 1.37" 78.9° 47.7°
October 1.70" 67.1° 37.6°
November 1.38" 51.2° 26.7°
December 1.17" 40.7° 17.2°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 69% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 64% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 85% of other locations on record.