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
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Fort Collins

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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 The Farm at Lee Martinez Park. There's still lots to do: stroll around City 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 · Trails

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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Biking Trail
Poudre Trail
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Specialty Museum
The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
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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 Ouzel Falls. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Sky Pond, trek along Twin Sisters Peaks Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lily Lake Trailhead, and identify plant and animal life at Hallett Peak.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker 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. 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 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 28:
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Water Body
Sky Pond
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Waterfall
Ouzel Falls
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