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
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Fort Collins

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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 Soapstone Prairie Natural Area will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cupboard and Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Pineridge Natural Area, admire the majestic nature at Lory State Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Poudre Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Collins tour itinerary website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Fort Collins. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 55°F. 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

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

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Pineridge Natural Area ©
Pineridge Natural Area
The Cupboard ©
The Cupboard
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area ©
Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area

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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, 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
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Deer Mountain ©
Deer Mountain
Many Parks Curve Overlook ©
Many Parks Curve Overlook
Sheep Lakes ©
Sheep Lakes

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