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
— 2 nights
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
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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.
Visiting Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area and Reservoir Ridge Natural Area will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cupboard and Lory State Park. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Riverbend Ponds Natural Area, and work some fitness into your day at Poudre Trail.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Fort Collins. In July in Fort Collins, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 3 nights
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, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, then identify 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 91°F, while at night they dip to 59°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 · Trails · Outdoors
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