4 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

4 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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day
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.
On the 26th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins day trip website.

Denver to Fort Collins is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, admire all the interesting features of Trail Ridge Road, and then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Alberta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally explore the activities along Lily Lake.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planning app.

Drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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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