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Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Fort Collins
drive for about 1 hour
11:09 am Denver
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 2:39 pm
drive for about 1 hour
3:47 pm United States Air Force Academy
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:47 pm
drive for about 16 minutes
driving ≈ 2.5 hours
Your starting point is Fort Collins, Colorado.
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Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.
Denver (152 answers)
Denver Museum of Nature and Science (15 mentions)
Denver Botanic Gardens (12 mentions)
Denver Art Museum (11 mentions)
LoDo (11 mentions)
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre (11 mentions)
restaurants around Denver:
Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
hotels around Denver:
The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
The Crawford Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
questions about Denver:
Short, scenic drives from Denver?
Best resort for advanced skier?
Activites to do with children ages 7-11
Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?
Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?
United States Air Force Academy (4 mentions)
Your final destination is Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, which was mentioned 2 times.
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