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Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs drive

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  Ashland (Nebraska)
 York (Nebraska)
 Hastings (Nebraska)
 Original Pony Express Station
 Sterling (Colorado)
   Colorado Springs 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Ashland (Nebraska) and Colorado Springs. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Ashland (Nebraska) and Colorado Springs. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Ashland (Nebraska)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  York (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 1 hour

1:29 pm  Hastings (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:30 pm  Original Pony Express Station
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

7:17 pm  Ogallala
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Ogallala
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:16 am  Sterling (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:13 pm  Denver
stay for about 4 hours
and leave at 6:13 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:23 pm  arrive in Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs questions

profile  Kris asked:
Most scenic route  (1 answer)

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Ashland, Nebraska.

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?

York (Nebraska)

Hastings (Nebraska)  (2 answers)
    questions about Hastings (Nebraska):
        Places to go

Original Pony Express Station


Sterling (Colorado)

Denver  (169 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Best small music venues?
        Fun outdoor activities in Denver?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Colorado Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Colorado Springs? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Colorado Springs?

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:

Garden of the Gods  (16 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 Colorado Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Kimberly from Scottsdale asked:
Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls  (3 answers)

profile  Christa from Bolingbrook, Illinois asked:
Couples trip to Colorado Springs  (2 answers)

profile  Morgan from asked:
1 day white water rafting trips  (1 answer)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Colorado Springs.

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 Colorado Springs to Ashland (Nebraska) 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 Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs. Or get a full Ashland (Nebraska) to Colorado Springs 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 Ashland (Nebraska) well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Ashland (Nebraska)!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 581 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 17 minutes
Colorado Springs is 1 hour behind Ashland (Nebraska)
1 Ashland (Nebraska) travel answer
2 Hastings (Nebraska) travel answers
1 Ogallala travel answer
169 Denver travel answers
55 Colorado Springs travel answers


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