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Through the Seasons

Colorado Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 1: Choose One of the Life Zones or Choices Below

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Colorado Life Zones General Information Interactive Elevation & Life Zone Diagram Colorado Maps: Life Zones and More Semidesert Shrublands (West CO) Shortgrass Plains Life Zone (East CO) Foothills Woodlands & Shrublands Montane Forests Life Zone Subalpine Life Zone Alpine Life Zone Riparian Life Zones

Foothills Life Zones: Seasons, Plants, & Animals

Step 2: Choose a Topic from the Foothills Life Zones & Scroll Down

Foothills Life Zones General Information
General Information

Foothills Life Zones Through the Seasons
Through the Seasons

Foothills Life Zones Woodlands and Shrublands
Woodlands and Shrublands

Foothills Life Zones Awesome Adaptations
Awesome Adaptations

Foothills Life Zones Plants and Trees
Plants and Trees

Foothills Life Zones Mammals

Foothills Life Zones Birds

Foothills Life Zones Reptiles and Amphibians
Reptiles & Amphibians

Foothills Life Zones Through the Seasons

The foothills get little to average precipitation during the year. In the higher parts of the foothills, up to 1 to 2 feet of snow may build up over the winter. In the lower part of the foothills there may just be a couple of inches of snow in winter. In spring, the snow starts melting and many plants grow quickly making the foothills turn bright green. During the summer and fall, the foothills do get some rain. But overall, the land does start drying out.
High temperatures can range from the 80 to 90 degrees F in the summer to below freezing for much of the winter. Night time temperatures can get 20 to 30 degrees F cooler than the day time high temperatures.

Foothills Spring

Foothills Summer

Foothills Spring Foothills Summer
Foothills Fall Foothills Winter

Foothills Fall

Foothills Winter

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