5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

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Fly to Denver, Bus to Grand Lake, CO, Drive to Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Fort Collins
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, explore the activities along Bear Lake, and then take a memorable drive along Old Fall River Road. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Emerald Lake Trail, hike along Cub Lake Trail, appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then take a memorable drive along Trail Ridge Road, and finally admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Philadelphia to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight, bus, and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, subway, and car. Traveling from Philadelphia to Rocky Mountain National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Philadelphia in July since evenings lows in Rocky Mountain National Park dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Fort Collins

— 2 nights
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 12th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Cache La Poudre River, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fort Collins vacation planning website.

Getting from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Fort Collins sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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