Nashville to Fort Collins

Let’s Hit the Road

Planning a spring getaway? Hit the road on a Green American Road Trip from Nashville, Tenn. to Fort Collins, Colo. Filled with gorgeous views and family-friendly activities, this fully-planned itinerary is filled with Instagram-worthy photo ops, sustainable stays, and must-see landmarks—with plenty of Unleaded 88 (E15) pit stops located along your route.

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Some fun stops for the whole family
Gateway Arch National Park
Union Station Kansas City
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge & Park
Historic Downtown Fort Collins, Colo.
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Trip at a Glance

Day 1:
Nashville to Kansas City
Drive time: 8 hours

Drive from Nashville to Kansas City, where you’ll stay at an amazing sustainable hotel, grab some BBQ and spend the day exploring amazing farmer’s markets, botanical gardens, kid-friendly museums, and iconic Kansas City spots.

To break up the drive, make a stop at the Gateway Arch National Park in St. Louis, Mo. It’s the perfect place to stretch your legs, soak up some incredible views, and grab lunch with the family.

Day 2:
Kansas City to Kearney
Drive time: 5 hours

Drive to Omaha for a trip to the world-famous Omaha Zoo, lunch, and kid-friendly fun at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge & Park before heading out for an overnight stay in Kearney, Neb.

Explore the great outdoors along the way at:

  • Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Rescue
  • Lake Manawa State Park
Day 3:
Kearney to Fort Collins
Drive time: 5.5 hours

On the way to Fort Collins, make a pit stop at Pawnee National Grasslands, where you can stretch your legs and check out views reminiscent of the old Wild West. Then, head to Fort Collins and get ready to spend a few days exploring historic Old Town, paddle boarding and hiking at Horsetooth Reservoir, eating at local farm-to-table staples, visiting breweries and museums, and catching amazing mountain views at the Cache La Poudre Canyon.

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Places to See Along the Way

Gateway Arch National Park

Take a tram ride to the top of this 630-foot must-see monument.

Cache La Poudre Canyon and National Heritage Area

Gorgeous views plus hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and sightseeing.

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