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Denver to White Sands drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Denver to White Sands road trip planner

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

1:46 pm  Colorado City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

3:44 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:44 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:50 pm  Cimarron (New Mexico)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Cimarron (New Mexico)
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:31 am  Las Vegas (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:31 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:32 pm  Route 66
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:32 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:41 pm  Capitan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:41 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:11 pm  White Sands National Monument
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:11 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

7:55 pm  arrive in White Sands

day 2 driving ≈ 7 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

Colorado City

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Cimarron (New Mexico)

Las Vegas (New Mexico)

Route 66  (3 mentions)


White Sands National Monument  (8 mentions)

What are some things to do in White Sands?

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

profile  Eric from asked:
La Quinta inn or dog friendly motels in White sands?  (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 White Sands 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 White Sands. Or get a full Denver to White Sands 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 689 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 5 minutes
White Sands is the same time as Denver
192 Denver travel answers
67 Colorado Springs travel answers
1 Colorado City travel answer
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
5 White Sands travel answers


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