Automated Weather Stations



During its 2000 session, the Colorado General Assembly acknowledged the need for improved aviation weather reporting in the mountainous terrain along the Continental Divide. With shared funding from the Legislature and the Colorado Aviation Fund, twelve Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) sites were installed. These were sited at those critical mountain passes most vulnerable to weather-dependent aircraft accidents.

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Colorado Mountain AWOS Map*

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VIDEO: The video below was produced by the Colorado Division of Aeronautics and documents the many obstacles Colorado's Communications Technicians face with the task repairing and maintaining our network of mountain automated weather observation systems. The Colorado Division of Aeronautics would like to pay special thanks to the technicians with the Governor's Office of Information Technology who work extremely hard to keep accurate mountain weather informations flowing out to the public.


Berthoud Pass - Mines Peak (0CO)

Copper Mountain (CCU)

Cottonwood Pass (7BM) 

Kremmling-McElroy Field (20V)

La Veta Pass (VTP)

Monarch Pass (MYP)

Monument Hill - Kelly Air Park (MNH) 

Mt. Werner (3MW) ***AWOS down for repair and relocation until spring 2016***

Saguache Municipal Airport (04V)

Sunlight Mountain (5SM)

Wilkerson Pass (4BM)

Wolf Creek Pass (CPW) 

Airport AWOS

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