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
— 1 night
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 4 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.
On the 28th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fort Collins trip maker tool.

Des Moines to Fort Collins is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Des Moines in June, expect little chillier with lows of 51°F in Fort Collins. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:
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Horsetooth Mountain Open Space ©
Horsetooth Mountain Open Space
Cache La Poudre River ©
Cache La Poudre River
Annual Flower Trial Garden ©
Annual Flower Trial Garden

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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.
Rocky Mountain National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Trail Ridge Road, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Many Parks Curve Overlook, explore the activities along Sprague Lake, and explore the striking landscape at Alluvial Fan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Rocky Mountain National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Fort Collins to Rocky Mountain National Park in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Rocky Mountain National Park can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:
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Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail

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