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Durango to Taos drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

Durango to Taos road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Durango to Taos. If you're planning a road trip to Taos, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Durango and Taos. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Durango and Taos. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Durango
drive for about 53 minutes

10:53 am  Chimney Rock National Monument
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 1 hour

12:54 pm  Chama
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:54 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:21 pm  El Monte Sagrado Resort
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 6 minutes

4:27 pm  arrive in Taos
stay at El Monte Sagrado Resort

driving ≈ 3.5 hours

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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Durango to Taos.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Durango, 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?

Chimney Rock National Monument
Chama  (4 answers)
El Monte Sagrado Resort  (4 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Taos, New Mexico.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Taos?

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 Taos.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out El Monte Sagrado Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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

What are some things to do in Taos?

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 Trippy:

Taos Pueblo  (2 mentions)

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 Taos.

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 Taos to Durango 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 Durango to Taos. Or get a full Durango to Taos 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!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 201 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 47 minutes
31 Durango travel answers
4 Chama travel answers
26 Taos travel answers

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