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
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 7 nights
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Fort Collins

— 3 nights
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 Poudre Trail. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Lory State Park, identify plant and animal life at Coyote Ridge Natural Area, stroll around City Park, and steep yourself in history at The 1879 Avery House.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip builder site.

Atlanta to Fort Collins is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. 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 · Trails · Outdoors

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 7 nights
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 Longs Peak and Lily Lake Trailhead. There's still lots to do: trek along Tundra Communities Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, explore the activities along Sky Pond, and take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park attractions planner.

Drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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