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Denver to White Sands drive

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 Colorado Springs
 Colorado City
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 Route 66
 White Sands National Monument
   White Sands 
2 travelers   /   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. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Denver and White Sands. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Denver and White Sands. 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
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:10 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:16 pm  Colorado City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 58 minutes

4:14 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Trinidad (Colorado)
drive for about 3 hours

12:09 pm  Route 66
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:09 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:18 pm  Capitan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

5:48 pm  White Sands National Monument
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:48 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

7:32 pm  arrive in White Sands

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Denver to White Sands.

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.

Where should I stop along the way?

Colorado Springs  (45 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

Colorado City

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Route 66  (3 mentions)


White Sands National Monument  (8 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is White Sands, New Mexico.

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

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
152 Denver travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers
1 Colorado City travel answer
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
4 White Sands travel answers

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