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College Station to Telluride drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets

College Station to Telluride road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from College Station to Telluride. If you're planning a road trip to Telluride, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between College Station and Telluride. 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 College Station
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:37 am  Waco
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:37 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

3:10 pm  Cisco
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:10 pm
drive for about 3 hours

7:08 pm  Big Spring
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Big Spring
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:34 pm  Lubbock
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:33 pm  Tucumcari
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Tucumcari
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:33 am  Albuquerque
eat at Frontier Restaurant
stay for about 2 hours and leave at 1:33 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

5:16 pm  Durango
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:16 pm
drive for about 2 hours

8:26 pm  arrive in Telluride
stay at Telluride Ski Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 8.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from College Station to Telluride.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is College Station, Texas.

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?

Waco  (14 answers)
    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum  (2 mentions)
    Dr Pepper Museum  (2 mentions)
    Flying J  (2 mentions)
    questions about Waco:
        RV parks in or near Waco Texas.
Big Spring
Lubbock  (7 answers)
Tucumcari  (4 answers)
    questions about Tucumcari:
        What are the must see/must stay/ must eat places in Tucumcari?
Albuquerque  (82 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        The High Road tour
Durango  (31 answers)
    questions about Durango:
        Best areas for photography around Durango?
        Day Trips from Durango?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Telluride, Colorado.

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

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?  (2 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 College Station 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 College Station to Telluride. Or get a full College Station 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 College Station well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about College Station!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,069 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 55 minutes
Telluride is 1 hour behind College Station
14 Waco travel answers
7 Lubbock travel answers
4 Tucumcari travel answers
82 Albuquerque travel answers
31 Durango travel answers
20 Telluride travel answers

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