Black Rocks



Vertical, standing, often spire-shaped, natural rock formation.
See also: Ranges, Ridges, and Summits
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
39.1513711°, -108.9962204°
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4370 ft. (1332 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. Black Rocks is covered by the Ruby Canyon, CO US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Pillars

Castle Rocks 2.2 mi

Nearby Cities

Nearby Points of Interest

Moore Bottom Water 0.4 mi
Moore Canyon Land 0.8 mi
Shale Man-made 1.5 mi
McDonald Creek Water 1.6 mi
Cole Pit Man-made 1.7 mi

Nearby Photos

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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 FRUITA 1 W which is approximately 13 miles away and has an elevation of 4,480 feet (110 feet higher than Black Rocks). 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 .65" 37.4° 11.6°
February .57" 46.0° 18.3°
March .96" 56.8° 26.9°
April .77" 65.0° 33.2°
May 1.04" 75.5° 42.7°
June .51" 87.3° 49.8°
July .77" 92.8° 56.7°
August .73" 90.6° 55.2°
September .78" 82.1° 45.0°
October 1.01" 69.2° 33.3°
November .74" 52.6° 22.9°
December .65" 40.9° 14.6°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 85% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are lower than 73% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 96% of other locations on record.