5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

5 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Drive to Des Moines International Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Fort Collins
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Fort Collins
— 1 day
Drive
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 nights
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Fort Collins

— 1 day
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see the sky in a new way at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins trip itinerary app.

Ankeny to Fort Collins is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Ankeny, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Collins, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 4 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hidden Valley Sledding and Tubing Hill and Deer Mountain. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Sheep Lakes. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, hike along Emerald Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Sprague Lake, and take some stellar pictures from Milner Pass.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip maker site.

Drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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