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Durango to Grand Canyon National Park drive

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  Durango
 Mesa Verde National Park
 Four Corners Monument
 Monument Valley
 Kayenta
 Tuba City
 Desert View
   Grand Canyon National Park 
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Durango to Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park. If you're planning a road trip to Grand Canyon National Park, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Durango and Grand Canyon National Park. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Durango and Grand Canyon National Park. 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 Durango
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:20 am  Mesa Verde National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:20 pm
drive for about 5.5 hours

6:00 pm  Four Corners Monument
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Four Corners Monument
drive for about 1 hour

11:01 am  Monument Valley
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:01 pm
drive for about 45 minutes

12:46 pm  Kayenta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:46 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:00 pm  Tuba City
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:00 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

4:48 pm  Desert View
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:48 pm
drive for about 29 minutes

6:17 pm  arrive at Grand Canyon National Park

day 2 driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Durango, Colorado.

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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?

Mesa Verde National Park  (20 mentions)
    questions about Mesa Verde National Park:
        where to fly into

Four Corners Monument  (6 mentions)

Monument Valley  (2 mentions)

Kayenta

Tuba City

Desert View


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Grand Canyon.

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


What are some things to do in Grand Canyon National Park?

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 Grand Canyon National Park. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Shipra from New Delhi asked:
Best way to explore Grand Canyon & must see scenic spots?  (3 answers)

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Nearest place to stay for visiting Grand Canyon  (3 answers)

profile  Kasia from Stavanger asked:
Weather at the Grand Canyon in late November, is this a good time to go?  (3 answers)

profile  Lex from Pares Village, Saint Peter, Antigua And Barbuda asked:
Best way to experience the Grand Canyon?  (2 answers)

profile  Sarah from Sydney asked:
Best place to stay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Grand Canyon National Park.




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 Grand Canyon National Park to Durango drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Durango? Try searching for places within 5.5 hours of Durango.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Durango to Grand Canyon National Park. Or get a full Durango to Grand Canyon National Park 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 Durango well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Durango!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 313 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 24 minutes
Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour behind Durango
31 Durango travel answers
1 Kayenta travel answer
1 Tuba City travel answer
171 Grand Canyon National Park travel answers





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