Rainstorms in Denver are common throughout the spring and summer months. It is important to remember that floods caused by rain can occur anywhere, with floodwaters rising gradually or flash floods striking suddenly. Water's powerful force can easily overtake vehicles and people.
Driving in Heavy Rain
If you know that your street tends to flood because it is located in a low point, be sure to move your vehicles to higher ground whenever rain is forecast.
Walking or cycling on urban trails
When rain is falling, it’s best not to walk or bike near a river or stream, even on Denver’s paved urban bike and walking trails; water flow can quickly increase and flooding can occur without notice.
It's best to prepare for winter well before the snow starts to fall. Be sure your vehicle's tires are in good condition, with plenty of tread and no bald spots, and that your brakes are in working order. Replace the windshield wipers on your car if needed so you don't lose visibility.
Driving in Snow
Bicycling in Snow
Biking in snow can be challenging. Check the local weather and decide if your bicycling skills match the day’s forecast. If the city experiences a major snow event (12 inches of snow or more), bicyclists may want to consider alternative transportation options.