8 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

8 days in Rocky Mountain National Park & Fort Collins Itinerary

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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 2 nights
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Fort Collins
— 5 nights

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Rocky Mountain National Park

— 2 nights
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 12th (Thu), trek along Emerald Lake Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alberta Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bear Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Old Fall River Road and then cruise along Trail Ridge Road.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocky Mountain National Park road trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rocky Mountain National Park. In August in Rocky Mountain National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive
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Fort Collins

— 5 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Bring the kids along to Cache La Poudre River and Totally 80's Pizza & Museum. Take a break from Fort Collins with a short trip to Gateway Natural Area in Bellvue, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Annual Flower Trial Garden, examine the collection at The Farm at Lee Martinez Park, hike along Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pineridge Natural Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rocky Mountain National Park to Fort Collins takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 56°F.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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