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Fort Collins to Crystal Bay drive

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  Fort Collins
 Flaming Gorge Reservoir
 Salt Lake City
   Crystal Bay 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Fort Collins to Crystal Bay road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Fort Collins
drive for about 3 hours

12:46 pm  Rawlins
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:24 pm  Flaming Gorge Reservoir
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Flaming Gorge Reservoir
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:40 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 2:10 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:55 pm  Wendover
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:55 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:32 pm  Elko
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Elko
drive for about 2 hours

11:49 am  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:52 pm  Fallon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:19 pm  arrive in Crystal Bay
stay at Northstar Ski Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 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?


Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Salt Lake City  (63 answers)
    Temple Square  (8 mentions)
    Liberty Park  (5 mentions)
    Tracy Aviary  (3 mentions)
    Red Butte Garden & Arboretum  (2 mentions)
    The Beehive House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Salt Lake City:
        Red Iguana
        Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
        Pig and A Jelly Jar
    questions about Salt Lake City:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?
        What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?
        Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?
        Winter time activities in Salt Lake City
        Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?


Elko  (5 answers)

Winnemucca  (3 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Crystal Bay, Nevada.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Crystal Bay?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Crystal Bay.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Northstar Ski Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Crystal Bay? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Crystal Bay?

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:

Flume Trail  (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!

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Crystal Bay.

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 Crystal Bay to Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins to Crystal Bay. Or get a full Fort Collins to Crystal Bay 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 1,007 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 43 minutes
Crystal Bay is 1 hour behind Fort Collins
18 Fort Collins travel answers
1 Rawlins travel answer
63 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Wendover travel answer
5 Elko travel answers
3 Winnemucca travel answers
1 Fallon travel answer
1 Crystal Bay travel answer


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