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

— 1 day
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; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Denver in July, expect little chillier with lows of 55°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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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
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, then trek along Tundra Communities Trail, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally stroll through Sheep Lakes. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, then admire all the interesting features of Old Fall River Road, then admire the verdant scenery 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 91°F, and evening lows to 59°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 · Scenic Drive
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