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Baton Rouge to Telluride drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Baton Rouge to Telluride road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Baton Rouge to Telluride. If you're planning a road trip to Telluride, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. 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 Baton Rouge
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:38 pm  Shreveport
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:38 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:21 pm  Dallas
eat at Pecan Lodge
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 3.5 hours

12:44 pm  Altus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:44 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:29 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:29 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

9:10 pm  Route 66
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Route 66
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:34 am  Santa Fe (New Mexico)
stay for about 2.5 hours
and leave at 1:04 pm
drive for about 4 hours

4:53 pm  Durango
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:53 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:03 pm  arrive in Telluride
stay at Telluride Ski Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Shreveport  (17 answers)
    R.W. Norton Art Gallery  (2 mentions)
    questions about Shreveport:
        Best free things to do in Shreveport?

Dallas  (125 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?


Amarillo  (30 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Route 66  (3 mentions)

Santa Fe (New Mexico)  (110 answers)
    Santa Fe Plaza  (5 mentions)
    Georgia O'Keeffe Museum  (4 mentions)
    Loretto Chapel  (4 mentions)
    Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    El Farol  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        The Shed
        Cafe Pasqual's
        Tia Sophia's
        La Boca
        Coyote Cafe
    questions about Santa Fe (New Mexico):
        Hotels in Santa Fe with spa?
        Best free things to do in Santa Fe?
        Wine lover's Santa Fe?
        Top 5 things to do as a family!

Durango  (39 answers)
    questions about Durango:
        Best areas for photography around Durango?
        Day Trips from Durango?

Where's the best place to stay in Telluride?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Telluride.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Telluride Ski Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Telluride? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Telluride?

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

profile  Ellyn from asked:
Should I stay near the mountain or in town?  (3 answers)

profile  John from Palo Alto asked:
Ski in-ski out condos in Telluride that have a full kitchen and sleep 6?  (1 answer)

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

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 Telluride to Baton Rouge 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 Baton Rouge to Telluride. Or get a full Baton Rouge to Telluride 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 Baton Rouge well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Baton Rouge!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,416 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 32 minutes
Telluride is 1 hour behind Baton Rouge
23 Baton Rouge travel answers
17 Shreveport travel answers
125 Dallas travel answers
30 Amarillo travel answers
110 Santa Fe (New Mexico) travel answers
39 Durango travel answers
22 Telluride travel answers


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