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Fort Collins to Reno drive

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  Fort Collins
 Rock Springs (Wyoming)
 Salt Lake City
 Black Rock Desert
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Fort Collins to Reno road trip planner

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

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Fort Collins
drive for about 3 hours

1:46 pm  Rawlins
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:22 pm  Rock Springs (Wyoming)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Rock Springs (Wyoming)
drive for about 3 hours

12:48 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 2:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:33 pm  Wendover
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:33 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:10 pm  Elko
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 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 1.5 hours

2:09 pm  Black Rock Desert
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:26 pm  arrive in Reno
stay at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?


Rock Springs (Wyoming)  (5 answers)

Salt Lake City  (82 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  (7 answers)

Winnemucca  (4 answers)

Black Rock Desert  (2 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Reno?

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 Reno.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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

What are some things to do in Reno?

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:

Truckee River  (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 Reno. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Reno for a first time visitor?  (4 answers)

profile  Angie from San Antonio asked:
Dog-friendly hotels in Reno?  (1 answer)

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

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 Reno 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 Reno. Or get a full Fort Collins to Reno 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 967 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 6 minutes
Reno is 1 hour behind Fort Collins
24 Fort Collins travel answers
1 Rawlins travel answer
5 Rock Springs (Wyoming) travel answers
82 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Wendover travel answer
7 Elko travel answers
4 Winnemucca travel answers
37 Reno travel answers


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