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 Gardens on Spring Creek. 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 take an in-depth tour of Totally 80's Pizza & Museum.

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

Atlanta to Fort Collins is an approximately 7-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 · 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 Old Fall River Road and Longs Peak. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, trek along Estes Cone Hike, explore the activities along Lake Irene, and take some stellar pictures from Farview Curve Overlook.

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 · Trails
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