12 days in Fort Collins, Grand Junction & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

12 days in Fort Collins, Grand Junction & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

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12 days in Fort Collins, Grand Junction & Glenwood Springs Itinerary

Start: Defiance
Drive:  15​h 30​min
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Fort Collins
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Junction
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Glenwood Springs
— 9 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  31​h 30​min
End: Defiance

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night
Fort Collins

Fort Collins
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Collins trip website .

Defiance to Fort Collins is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Defiance to Fort Collins due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Defiance in July, Fort Collins is little chillier at night with lows of 55°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Parks Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

few
hours
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Maison la Belle Vie Winery.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, use the Grand Junction road trip planning website .

You can drive from Fort Collins to Grand Junction in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Collins in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Junction: highs are around 93°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Wineries

Side Trip

Maison la Belle Vie Winery
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Maison la Belle Vie Winery ©
Maison la Belle Vie Winery

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nights
Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Iron Mountain Hot Springs, Art on 8th, Glenwood Canyon Rafting, Inc., and other attractions. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vail Valley and Linwood Cemetery. It doesn't end there: stop by Sioux Villa Curio.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Glenwood Springs trip planner .

Drive from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Grand Junction in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Glenwood Springs: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 50°F at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Vail Valley
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Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail
Iron Mountain Hot Springs ©
Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Glenwood Canyon Rafting, Inc. ©
Glenwood Canyon Rafting, Inc.

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