five day trips from Greeley, CO
Are you planning on visiting Greeley? Come and stay a while. Greeley is in the middle of some of the state’s best attractions! It’s only an hour north of Denver, about an hour east of Estes Park, half an hour from Loveland and less than an hour from Fort Collins. It’s also an hour away from Cheyenne, Wyoming and three hours from 10 different incredible ski resorts like Breckenridge and Loveland Ski Area. Rocky National Park is, of course, a favorite for hikers and climbers and it’s only an hour and a half away. Greeley puts you right in the middle of everything across the Front Range. It doesn’t take long to enjoy road trips from Greeley to cities and states throughout the west and mountain west.
With a variety of places to stay, Greeley is the perfect centralized location for day trips! Drop your bags here and explore Northern Colorado.
Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in Denver. Get acquainted with the Mile High City, including history, museums galore, visual and liquid arts, and neighborhood guides. Welcome to Denver where 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground.
Rocky mountain national park and Estes Park
Get up early and beat the traffic to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), one of the most visited national parks in the country. With majestic peaks in every direction, wildlife roaming the valleys and some of the most incredible outdoor adventures on the planet, it is no wonder more than three million people flock to the park each year. To enter Rocky Mountain National Park between May 27 and October 10 – two things are required: a timed entry permit plus a park pass or entrance fee. View full info on the timed entry permit reservation system here.
Then, head down into town and spend your afternoon exploring Estes Park, the base camp of RMNP. Grab lunch with a view, explore downtown! Estes Park is also home to the Stanley Hotel, so if you’re a fan of Stephen King and The Shining, it’s worth the quick drive over.
Loveland & Fort Collins
Fort Collins and Loveland naturally have scenic beauty and small-town charm. Whether you’re a foodie or beer fanatic, art aficionado or outdoor adventurer, a visit to Fort Collins and Loveland will have something for everyone.
Red Feather Lakes
Red Feather Lakes, located an hour’s drive northwest of Fort Collins, is a secluded spot less populated than many Colorado outdoor destinations. Surrounded by 612,000 acres of Roosevelt National Forest, the Red Feathers Lakes area is a year-round outdoor playground, but fall is a beautiful time to visit. Hike or fish in one of the eight lakes in the area, four of which are open for public fishing. You may also fish in the nearby Cache La Poudre River, Colorado’s only designated Wild and Scenic River and the area’s best spot for whitewater rafting and kayaking.
There is lots to do in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. With a wild west vibe, rich history and unique downtown, there’s always something fun happening in the Cheyenne area, whether it’s high-energy rodeo, western boutique shopping or a fast growing live music scene!
Explore the whole front range and stay in a central location! Drop your bags in Greeley and most importantly… HAVE FUN!
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