6 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

6 days in Fort Collins & Rocky Mountain National Park Itinerary

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Fort Collins
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights

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Fort Collins

Fort Collins ©
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Visiting Lory State Park and Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Poudre Trail and The Cupboard. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverbend Ponds Natural Area, and get outside with Soapstone Prairie Natural Area.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fort Collins trip maker website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Fort Collins. July in Fort Collins sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

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Lory State Park
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Lory State Park ©
Lory State Park
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Poudre Trail
The Cupboard ©
The Cupboard

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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.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Deer Mountain, thenappreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sheep Lakes, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tundra Communities Trail, take some stellar pictures from Forest Canyon Overlook, and then explore the activities along Lake Irene.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
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Tundra Communities Trail

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