11 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

11 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Collins
— 8 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): cruise along Old Fall River Road and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and then hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Rocky Mountain National Park. In September in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Fort Collins

— 8 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Change things up with a short trip to Gateway Natural Area in Bellvue (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, explore the activities along Cache La Poudre River, stroll through Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and stroll around City Park.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins road trip planning app.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 50°F.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Wildlife

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