5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

Start: Fort Collins
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Fort Collins

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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): contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, sample the tasty concoctions at Odell Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, then hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, then sample the tasty concoctions at Zwei Brewing, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort Collins trip itinerary planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Fort Collins. In October, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries Parks Outdoors
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New Belgium Brewing Company ©
New Belgium Brewing Company
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden

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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.
You've now added Ouzel Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then admire the sheer force of Ouzel Falls, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally cruise along Old Fall River Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, explore the activities along Bear Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel on the Rock, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lily Lake.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park route planner .

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. October in Rocky Mountain National Park sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) 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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