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
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, and then look for gifts at St. Pete's Fly Shop.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins day trip website.

Cincinnati to Fort Collins is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Collins, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · Parks
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden
St. Pete's Fly Shop ©
St. Pete's Fly Shop

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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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning website.

Getting from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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