The weather in Crestone is generally pleasant although temperatures can go far below zero on winter nights and there can be days of miserable cold rain in the fall.
Thunderstorms are common in summer but hail is seldom of the size that causes damage to roofs and cars. Winter snows are generally light with a snow of a foot or more rare. The ground generally thaws about March 15, but trees do not leaf out til May. There are frequent droughts. The creek will dry during the winter during a drought and shallow dug wells may go dry. When the thaw begins in April the creek will begin flowing again and the water table rises.