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

Childrens Museums · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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. There's still lots to do: cruise along Trail Ridge Road, contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake, explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan, and get great views at Forest Canyon Overlook.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary website.

You can 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 in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 29°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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