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Arches National Park to Fort Collins drive in 1 day

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  Arches National Park
 McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area
 Glenwood Springs
 Golden (Colorado)
driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Arches National Park to Fort Collins road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Arches National Park to Fort Collins. If you're planning a road trip to Fort Collins, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Arches National Park and Fort Collins. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Arches National Park and Fort Collins. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start at Arches National Park
drive for about 1 hour

10:02 am  McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:02 am
drive for about 2 hours

12:58 pm  Glenwood Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:58 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

2:50 pm  Avon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:50 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:35 pm  Golden (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:35 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:50 pm  arrive in Fort Collins
eat at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse

driving ≈ 7 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

McInnis Canyon National Conservation Area

Glenwood Springs  (9 answers)
    Hanging Lake  (2 mentions)

Avon  (3 answers)
    restaurants around Avon:
        Beano's Cabin
        Minturn Saloon

Golden (Colorado)  (13 answers)
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre  (14 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park  (3 mentions)
    Golden Gate Canyon State Park  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Golden (Colorado):
        Coors Brewery Tour
    hotels around Golden (Colorado):
        Table Mountain Inn

Where's the best place to eat in Fort Collins?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Sonny Lubick Steakhouse, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Charco Broiler  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Fort Collins? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Fort Collins?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

New Belgium Brewing  (2 mentions)
Killer Rabbit  (2 mentions)
White Balcony  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Fort Collins. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

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Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident?  (4 answers)

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Best steak houses in Fort Collins?  (3 answers)

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Fort Collins?  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Fort Collins to Arches National Park drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Arches National Park to Fort Collins. Or get a full Arches National Park to Fort Collins flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Arches National Park well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Arches National Park!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 410 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 47 minutes
39 Arches National Park travel answers
9 Glenwood Springs travel answers
3 Avon travel answers
13 Golden (Colorado) travel answers
24 Fort Collins travel answers


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