4 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

4 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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4 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Fort Collins
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
day
Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Fort Collins is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Larimer County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Collins trip planner .

Denver to Fort Collins is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In October in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company

3
nights
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.
You've now added Old Fall River Road to your itinerary. On the 27th (Sun), hike along Emerald Lake Trail, explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park journey planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

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

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