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Denver to Las Cruces drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Denver to Las Cruces road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Denver to Las Cruces. If you're planning a road trip to Las Cruces, 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 Denver
drive for about 1 hour

11:10 am  Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 12:40 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:36 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:36 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:56 pm  Wagon Mound (New Mexico)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Wagon Mound (New Mexico)
drive for about 2 hours

12:06 pm  Vaughn
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:06 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:05 pm  Ruidoso
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:05 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:20 pm  White Sands National Monument
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

7:18 pm  arrive in Las Cruces

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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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

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Wagon Mound (New Mexico)


Ruidoso  (2 answers)

White Sands National Monument  (8 mentions)

What are some things to do in Las Cruces?

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!

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

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 Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces. Or get a full Denver to Las Cruces 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 616 miles
driving time of 9 hours, 16 minutes
Las Cruces is the same time as Denver
192 Denver travel answers
67 Colorado Springs travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
2 Ruidoso travel answers
9 Las Cruces travel answers


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