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Denver to Albuquerque drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Denver to Albuquerque road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Denver to Albuquerque. If you're planning a road trip to Albuquerque, 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

11:00 am  start in Denver
drive for about 1 hour

12:10 pm  Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 1:40 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

2:22 pm  Pueblo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:36 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Trinidad (Colorado)
drive for about 60 minutes

11:00 am  Springer (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:00 pm
drive for about 2 hours

1:47 pm  Pueblo and Mission Ruins Trail
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:47 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:12 pm  arrive in Albuquerque
stay at Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours
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Denver to Albuquerque questions

profile  Roger asked:
Scenic route budget overnight stops  (2 answers)


Where should I stop along the way?

Colorado Springs  (67 answers)
    Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)
    United States Air Force Academy  (4 mentions)
    U.S. Olympic Training Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls
        1 day white water rafting trips
        Couples trip to Colorado Springs

Pueblo  (2 answers)

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Springer (New Mexico)

Pueblo and Mission Ruins Trail


Where's the best place to stay in Albuquerque?

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 Albuquerque.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Albuquerque?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Frontier Restaurant, which was mentioned 2 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Standard Diner  (2 mentions)
Frontier Restaurant  (2 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Albuquerque?

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:

Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
Explora!  (2 mentions)
Nob Hill  (2 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 Albuquerque. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?  (6 answers)

profile  Erin from Salt Lake City asked:
Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?  (2 answers)

profile  Alecia from Kailua Kona asked:
Temporary home!  (2 answers)

profile  Mary Ann from Orlando asked:
Where to stay  (1 answer)

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





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 448 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 20 minutes
192 Denver travel answers
67 Colorado Springs travel answers
2 Pueblo travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers





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