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 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 Reservoir Ridge Natural Area. There's still lots to do: stop by The Cupboard, get outside with Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Collins sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Fort Collins. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to 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 · Outdoors · Trails
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