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Reno to Fort Collins drive

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  Reno
 Winnemucca
 Elko
 Wendover
 Salt Lake City
 Rock Springs
 Rawlins
 Laramie
   Fort Collins 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Reno to Fort Collins road trip planner

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

9:00 am  start in Reno
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:22 am  Winnemucca
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:10 pm  Elko
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:56 pm  Wendover
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:56 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:41 pm  Salt Lake City
stay overnight at Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
drive for about 3 hours

11:48 am  Rock Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:48 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:28 pm  Rawlins
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:28 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:57 pm  Laramie
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:57 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:04 pm  arrive in Fort Collins
eat at Sonny Lubick Steakhouse

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Reno, Nevada.

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?

Winnemucca  (3 answers)

Elko  (5 answers)

Wendover

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
    hotels around Salt Lake City:
        Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City - a Kimpton Hotel
        Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
        The Grand America Hotel
        The Little America Hotel Salt Lake City
        Off-Broadway Studios
    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?

Rock Springs  (2 answers)

Rawlins

Laramie  (6 answers)
    questions about Laramie:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laramie?


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fort Collins, Colorado.

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


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)

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




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 Reno 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 Reno to Fort Collins. Or get a full Reno 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 Reno well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Reno!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 967 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 6 minutes
Fort Collins is 1 hour ahead of Reno
30 Reno travel answers
3 Winnemucca travel answers
5 Elko travel answers
1 Wendover travel answer
63 Salt Lake City travel answers
2 Rock Springs travel answers
1 Rawlins travel answer
6 Laramie travel answers
18 Fort Collins travel answers





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