5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

5 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Fort Collins
— 4 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 22nd (Sun), 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 hike along Emerald Lake Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip app.

Littleton to Rocky Mountain National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of tram, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Rocky Mountain National Park are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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Fort Collins

— 4 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
You've added Budweiser Brewery Experience, Prost Brewing Co. & Biergarten, Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visiting Poudre Trail and Coyote Ridge Natural Area will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, examine the collection at Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, and stop by Vern's Toffee House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Collins road trip app.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife
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