8 days in Fort Collins Itinerary

8 days in Fort Collins Itinerary

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Fort Collins
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Fort Collins

Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Social, Holiday Twin Drive-In Theater and McClellan's Brewing Company. Get in touch with nature at Adams Falls Trail and Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area. Get some historical perspective at Chapel on the Rock and 1883 Water Works. Explore Fort Collins' surroundings by going to Shambhala Mountain Center (in Red Feather Lakes) and Rocky Mountain National Park (Chasm Falls, Lily Lake Trailhead, &more). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Coyote Ridge Natural Area, make a trip to Jessup Farm Artisan Village, hike along Reservoir Ridge Natural Area, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Odell Brewing Company.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fort Collins road trip planner.

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 changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fort Collins, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocky Mountain National Park, Shambhala Mountain Center
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Adams Falls Trail

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