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Powderhorn, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Gunnison
Elevation 8,097 ft (2,468 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81243
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0204752

Powderhorn is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The Powderhorn Post Office has the ZIP Code 81243.

A post office called Powderhorn was established in 1880. Some say the community was named from a nearby landform in the shape of a powderhorn, while others believe an old powderhorn found near the town site caused the name to be selected.

Geography

Powderhorn is located at 38°16′36″N 107°05′43″W / 38.27667°N 107.09528°W / 38.27667; -107.09528 (38.276732,-107.095242).

Climate

Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Dfc" (Continental Subarctic Climate).

Climate data for Powderhorn, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -2.8
(27)
0.6
(33)
6.7
(44)
12.8
(55)
19.4
(67)
25
(77)
28.3
(83)
27.2
(81)
22.8
(73)
16.1
(61)
7.2
(45)
-1.1
(30)
13.3
(56)
Average low °C (°F) -18.3
(-1)
-15.6
(4)
-8.9
(16)
-3.9
(25)
0.6
(33)
4.4
(40)
8.3
(47)
8.3
(47)
3.3
(38)
-2.2
(28)
-8.3
(17)
-15.6
(4)
-3.9
(25)
Precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
28
(1.1)
33
(1.3)
25
(1)
23
(0.9)
15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
241
(9.5)
Source: Weatherbase

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