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Fort Collins to Colorado Springs drive

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  Fort Collins
 Denver
 United States Air Force Academy
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Fort Collins to Colorado Springs road trip planner

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.

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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

5:04 pm  arrive in Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

driving ≈ 2.5 hours


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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Collins, Colorado.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.


How many cars do we need?

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.


Where should I stop along the way?

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
        Rioja
        Acorn
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        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)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado Springs, Colorado.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.


Where's the best place to eat in Colorado Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Colorado Springs? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Colorado Springs?

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:

Garden of the Gods  (16 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 Colorado Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kimberly from Scottsdale asked:
Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls  (3 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Colorado Springs.




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 Colorado Springs to Fort Collins drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Fort Collins? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Fort Collins.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. Or get a full Fort Collins to Colorado Springs 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 Fort Collins well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fort Collins!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 133 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 6 minutes
18 Fort Collins travel answers
152 Denver travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers





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