A short drive around any portion of Colorado will likely reveal drastically different weather conditions. I ventured up to Estes Park this morning and just to illustrate the point, the first photo below was taken just south of the city (Longs Peak poking out in the center of the frame). The second photo was taken about 15 minutes later (probably 10 miles south). It just goes to show, if it's cloudy or unpleasant where you are in Colorado, just go over a few hills and you'll probably find better weather.