3 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

3 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Fort Collins
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, and then admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins tour itinerary planner.

Denver to Fort Collins is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Fort Collins. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
Odell Brewing Company ©
Odell Brewing Company

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, thentrek along Tundra Communities Trail, thencruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sheep Lakes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, thenadmire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, thentake in the awesome beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally trek along Emerald Lake Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

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 July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Old Fall River Road ©
Old Fall River Road

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