12 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

12 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Fort Collins
— 3 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 7 nights

Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Annual Flower Trial Garden and City Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, identify plant and animal life at Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, steep yourself in history at The 1879 Avery House, and admire the natural beauty at Gardens on Spring Creek.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins road trip planner.

Atlanta to Fort Collins is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Atlanta to Fort Collins due to the time zone difference. In September, Fort Collins is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 79°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Lory State Park
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Poudre Trail ©
Poudre Trail
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park ©
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
Totally 80's Pizza & Museum ©
Totally 80's Pizza & Museum

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park ©
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Fall River Road and Sky Pond. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook, trek along Lily Lake Trailhead, and explore the activities along Lake Irene.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park sightseeing website.

Traveling by car from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road
Sky Pond ©
Sky Pond
Ouzel  Falls ©
Ouzel Falls