5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

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), contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, then trek along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Zwei Brewing, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Fort Collins. In October, daily temperatures in Fort Collins can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space

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.
Ouzel Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzel Falls, then cruise along Trail Ridge Road, and finally take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, then explore the activities along Bear Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel on the Rock, and finally explore the activities along Lily Lake.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rocky Mountain National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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 30th (Wed) 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