What Time Is It In Denver?

What is the current time in Denver, Colorado

The current time in Denver, Colorado is

10:45 AM

The date is May 29, 2024

Quick facts

  • Denver is 7:00 behind GMT right now
  • Denver's time zone is Mountain Time

What Time Zone is Denver, Colorado In?

Denver is in Mountain Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to MT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: MST and MDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In MT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 1:45 PM 12:45 PM 10:45 AM 10:45 AM
24-hour time 13:45 12:45 10:45 10:45
Military time 1345 1245 1045 1045

Seasons in Denver, Colorado

Denver is a unique city known for Rocky Mountains and losing sports teams. Hiking trails can be found within a short travel time from the city, being one fo the most popular ski destinations in America with an average elevation of 8,000 feet. Popular mountain ranges within the Rockies include the Front Range and the Sawatch Range.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional snow and rain
  • Unique traditions and events: Denver's Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, Denver Art Museum's "Bloom" exhibit
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-90°F
  • Climate: Warm and dry with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Denver County Fair, Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 40-70°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional snow and rain
  • Unique traditions and events: Great American Beer Festival, Denver International Wine Festival
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-50°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snow and ice
  • Unique traditions and events: Denver Christkindl Market, National Western Stock Show
  • Average daylight: 9-10 hours

Denver, the capital city of Colorado, is located in the Mountain Time Zone (MT) and is 7 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-7). It is situated approximately 53 miles east of the nearest timezone border, which is the Central Time Zone (CT). The respective travel time to neighboring states includes 1 hour and 45 minutes to Wyoming, 2 hours and 30 minutes to Nebraska, and 6 hours and 30 minutes to Utah. Some of the neighboring cities include Aurora, Lakewood, and Boulder. If someone were to drive from Denver across America, it would take approximately 30 hours and 45 minutes to reach the east coast. Learn more about traveling to Denver and explore the city's rich history and culture.

Destination Distance (miles) Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 1,020 20.4 -1
White House in Washington D.C. 1,670 33.4 -2
Denali National Park 2,500 50 -2
Las Vegas Strip 745 14.9 -1
Citizens Bank Park 1,700 34 -2
Niagara Falls 1,600 32 -2
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 1,240 24.8 -1
Yellowstone 600 12 -1
Manhattan 1,800 36 -2
Grand Canyon 800 16 -1

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Denver change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:01 PM 23:01 2301
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:01 PM 22:01 2201
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:01 PM 20:01 2001

Fast Facts About Denver

What time zone is Denver in?

Denver is in the Mountain Time time zone

What is Denver time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Denver is offset by -7:00.