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Palm Springs to Fort Collins drive

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  Palm Springs
 Mojave National Preserve
 Las Vegas
 Zion National Park
 Richfield (Utah)
 Arches National Park
 Aspen
 Vail
   Fort Collins 
driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Palm Springs to Fort Collins road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs and Fort Collins. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Palm Springs 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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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Palm Springs
drive for about 2 hours

1:07 pm  Mojave National Preserve
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:07 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:54 pm  Las Vegas
stay overnight at Bellagio Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Bellagio Hotel
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:39 am  Zion National Park
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:50 pm  Richfield (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:50 pm
drive for about 3 hours

8:03 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Arches National Park
drive for about 4.5 hours

1:16 pm  Aspen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:16 pm  Vail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:16 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:58 pm  arrive in Fort Collins
eat at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse

day 3 driving ≈ 9 hours
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Palm Springs to Fort Collins questions

profile  Wendy asked:
What to see and places to camp  (1 answer)


Where should I stop along the way?

Mojave National Preserve  (2 mentions)

Las Vegas  (305 answers)
    Downtown Container Park  (15 mentions)
    Fremont Street Experience  (15 mentions)
    High Roller  (10 mentions)
    The Mob Museum  (8 mentions)
    Neon Museum  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Las Vegas:
        Giada
        Mon Ami Gabi
        Wicked Spoon
        Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
        Lotus of Siam
    hotels around Las Vegas:
        Bellagio Hotel
        MGM Grand Las Vegas
        Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
        Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
        The Cosmopolitan
    questions about Las Vegas:
        What time of year is the best for scoring a cheap deals in Las Vegas
        Best new restaurants in Vegas?
        Best tips and casinos for first time gambler?
        Is it better to stay on or off the Las Vegas strip?
        Top things to do in Las Vegas that don't include gambling?

Zion National Park  (77 mentions)
    questions about Zion National Park:
        When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?
        Canyoneer boots, Keen sandals, or old tennis shoes for Narrows hike?
        What's the best time of year to hike in Zion?
        Poisonous plants/ Venomous animals in Zion Canyon
        Are hiking boots necessary now if I hike Angels Landing

Richfield (Utah)

Arches National Park  (39 mentions)

Aspen  (28 answers)
    questions about Aspen:
        Where to raft or tube in Aspen?
        Ideas for romantic hotels in Aspen.
        Good, solid American grub in Aspen - any recommendations?

Vail  (52 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail


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!

profile  Elizabeth from asked:
Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident?  (4 answers)

profile  Angela from asked:
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 Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs to Fort Collins. Or get a full Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Palm Springs!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,086 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 17 minutes
Fort Collins is 1 hour ahead of Palm Springs
49 Palm Springs travel answers
305 Las Vegas travel answers
28 Aspen travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
24 Fort Collins travel answers





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