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Denver to Austin drive with pets

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 Colorado Springs
 Trinidad (Colorado)
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   pets   /   no RV

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Pet-friendly stops from Denver to Austin

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Denver to Austin with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Austin, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Denver
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Colorado Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:10 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:06 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:06 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

5:36 pm  Dalhart
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:58 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight at Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
drive for about 2 hours

10:57 am  Lubbock
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:57 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:23 pm  Snyder
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:44 pm  Abilene
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:22 pm  Lampasas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:22 pm
drive for about 1 hour

9:30 pm  arrive in Austin
stay at Residence Inn Austin Downtown / Convention Center

day 2 driving ≈ 8.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Denver to Austin.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Denver, 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.

What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Colorado Springs  (45 answers)
    Petco Pet Store - Colorado Springs - North  (1 mention)
    Animal Emergency Care Center North  (1 mention)
    Yorkshire Veterinary Clinic  (1 mention)
    Animal ER Care, LLC  (1 mention)
    Dublin Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)
    Trinidad Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Trinidad (Colorado):
        SONIC Drive-In


Amarillo  (23 answers)
    Tascosa Drive-In  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly hotels around Amarillo:
        Amarillo Wonderland RV Park
        Microtel Inn & Suites Amarillo
        Quality Inn East Amarillo
        Holiday Inn Amarillo-I-40
        Days Inn East Amarillo Texas
        Red Roof Inn Amarillo
        Hampton Inn Amarillo
        La Quinta Inn Amarillo East Airport Area
        La Kiva Hotel Amarillo
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Lubbock  (7 answers)
    Hub City Unleashed Dog Park  (1 mention)
    Canyon Run Dog Park  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Lubbock:
        Well Body Natural Foods

Snyder  (2 answers)
    Animal House, LLC  (1 mention)
    questions about Snyder:

Abilene  (2 answers)
    Fort Phantom Hill  (1 mention)
    Elkins Ranch  (1 mention)
    Judge Ely Animal Hospital & Bird Clinic  (1 mention)
    Town and Country Drive-In  (1 mention)

    All Creatures Pet Care  (1 mention)
    Pillar Bluff Vineyards  (1 mention)
    Texas Legato  (1 mention)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Austin, Texas.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Austin?

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 Austin.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Residence Inn Austin Downtown / Convention Center.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

The Driskill  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Austin?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Handlebar.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

One-2-One Bar  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Austin?

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 GoPetFriendly:

Austin Carriages  (1 mention)
For Pets Sake  (1 mention)

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

profile  Tony from Seattle asked:
Best BBQ in/near Austin?  (16 answers)

profile  Agnes from New York City asked:
Do I need to rent a car for a week in Austin?  (12 answers)

profile  Alyssa from Rahway asked:
Food trucks  (11 answers)

profile  Brent from New Jersey asked:
What are the must-sees in Austin?  (10 answers)

profile  Joy from Berlin asked:
Best eats/bars in Austin under $25?  (9 answers)

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

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 Austin to Denver drive with pets, 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 Austin. Or get a full Denver to Austin 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 920 miles
driving time of 13 hours, 54 minutes
Austin is 1 hour ahead of Denver
152 Denver travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
23 Amarillo travel answers
7 Lubbock travel answers
2 Snyder travel answers
2 Abilene travel answers
155 Austin travel answers


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