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Denver to Tempe drive in an RV

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 Colorado Springs
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 Eagle Nest
 Museum Of International Folk Art
 Petrified Forest National Park
 Payson (Arizona)
driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Denver to Tempe

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Denver to Tempe in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Tempe, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds 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 1.5 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

5:20 pm  Eagle Nest
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:20 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:55 pm  Museum Of International Folk Art
stay overnight at Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B
leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B
drive for about 1.5 hours

9:17 am  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 11:17 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:18 pm  Gallup
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:54 pm  Petrified Forest National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:54 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:38 pm  Payson (Arizona)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 8:38 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:00 pm  arrive in Tempe
stay at Tempe Mission Palms

day 2 driving ≈ 9 hours

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What are RV campgrounds along the way?

Colorado Springs  (66 answers)
    Foot of the Rockies RV Resort and Storage  (1 mention)
    Goldfield RV Park  (1 mention)
    Fountain Creek RV Park  (1 mention)
    Garden of the Gods Campground  (1 mention)
    Crystal Kangaroo Campground  (1 mention)
    Pikes Peak RV Park and Campgrounds  (1 mention)
    Wrangler RV Ranch and Motel  (1 mention)
    Cheyenne Mountain State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        Poor Richard's
    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)
    Cawthon Motel and Camp Ground  (1 mention)
    Biggs RV Park at Budget Host Motel  (1 mention)
    Summit RV Park  (1 mention)
    South Shore - Trinidad Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    Carpios Ridge - Trinidad Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Trinidad (Colorado):
        SONIC Drive-In

Eagle Nest
    Weathers RV Park  (1 mention)
    Golden Eagle RV Park  (1 mention)
    Lost Eagle RV Park  (1 mention)
    Eagle Nest Lake State Park  (1 mention)
    West Lake RV Park  (1 mention)
    Angel Nest Retreat At The Lake  (1 mention)
    Tolby - Cimarron Canyon State Park  (1 mention)
    Blackjack - Cimarron Canyon State Park  (1 mention)
    Ponderosa/Maverick - Cimarron Canyon State Park  (1 mention)

Museum Of International Folk Art  (3 mentions)
    Glorieta Campground  (1 mention)
    Tesuque Casino  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Museum Of International Folk Art:
        The Teahouse
        Downtown Subscription
        Caffe Greco
        Santa Fe Baking Company & Cafe
        315 Restaurant & Wine Bar
    hotels around Museum Of International Folk Art:
        Inn of the Turquoise Bear B&B
        Residence Inn Santa Fe
        Inn on the Alameda
        Inn of the Five Graces

Albuquerque  (94 answers)
    Palisades RV Park  (1 mention)
    Balloon View RV Park  (1 mention)
    El Rancho RV and Mobile Home Park  (1 mention)
    Kirtland AFB FamCamp  (1 mention)
    Coronado Village  (1 mention)
    KOA Campground Albuquerque  (1 mention)
    High Desert RV Park  (1 mention)
    American RV Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Flying Star Cafe
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay

Gallup  (6 answers)
    USA RV Park  (1 mention)
    Red Rock Park  (1 mention)
    restaurants around Gallup:
        SONIC Drive-In

Petrified Forest National Park  (6 answers)

Payson (Arizona)  (3 answers)
    Mazatzal Casino  (1 mention)
    Payson Campground RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Houston Mesa Campground  (1 mention)
    Oxbow Estates RV Park  (1 mention)
    Lamplighter RV Resort  (1 mention)
    Flowing Spring Campground  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Tempe?

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 Tempe.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Tempe Mission Palms.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Twin Palms Hotel  (1 mention)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Tempe?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Rula Bula Irish Pub.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

The Handlebar Tempe  (1 mention)
House of Tricks  (1 mention)
Monti's La Casa Vieja  (1 mention)
Pedal Haus Brewery  (1 mention)

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

What are some things to do in Tempe?

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 AllStays:

Apache Palms RV Park  (1 mention)
Green Acres RV Parks  (1 mention)
Holiday Village MHP  (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 Tempe. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Tempe?  (2 answers)

profile  Jessie from Chino asked:
What to do in Tempe with my husband and no kids!  (1 answer)

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

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 Tempe to Denver drive in an RV, 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 Tempe. Or get a full Denver to Tempe 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 856 miles
driving time of 12 hours, 33 minutes
Tempe is 1 hour behind Denver
192 Denver travel answers
66 Colorado Springs travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
94 Albuquerque travel answers
6 Gallup travel answers
6 Petrified Forest National Park travel answers
3 Payson (Arizona) travel answers
7 Tempe travel answers


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