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Aspen to Amarillo drive

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Aspen to Amarillo road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Aspen to Amarillo. If you're planning a road trip to Amarillo, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Aspen
drive for about 2 hours

11:59 am  Vail
eat at Minturn Saloon
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:59 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:30 pm  Buena Vista
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:30 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:16 pm  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:35 am  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:35 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:18 pm  Clayton (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:42 pm  Dumas
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:42 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

6:27 pm  arrive in Amarillo

day 2 driving ≈ 5.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Aspen to Amarillo.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Aspen, Colorado.

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?

Vail  (52 answers)
    restaurants around Vail:
        Minturn Saloon
    questions about Vail:
        Outlet for ski clothing?
        Summer Restaurants in Vail
Buena Vista  (5 answers)
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve  (11 mentions)
Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)
Clayton (New Mexico)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Amarillo, Texas.

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

What are some things to do in Amarillo?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

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 Amarillo. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Judi Owens from asked:
THING TO SEE  (1 answer)

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

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 Amarillo to Aspen 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 Aspen to Amarillo. Or get a full Aspen to Amarillo 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 Aspen well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Aspen!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 468 miles
driving time of 8 hours
Amarillo is 1 hour ahead of Aspen
28 Aspen travel answers
52 Vail travel answers
5 Buena Vista travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
20 Amarillo travel answers

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