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Grand Junction to Durango drive

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  Grand Junction
 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
 Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV


Grand Junction to Durango road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Grand Junction to Durango. If you're planning a road trip to Durango, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Grand Junction and Durango. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Grand Junction and Durango. 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 Grand Junction
drive for about 52 minutes

10:52 am  Delta
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:52 am
drive for about 36 minutes

12:28 pm  Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:28 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:13 pm  Telluride
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:13 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

4:55 pm  Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:55 pm
drive for about 18 minutes

6:13 pm  arrive in Durango

driving ≈ 4 hours

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

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Grand Junction, 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?


Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park  (4 mentions)

Telluride  (20 answers)
    hotels around Telluride:
        Telluride Ski Resort
    questions about Telluride:
        Should I stay near the mountain or in town?
        Ski in-ski out condos in Telluride that have a full kitchen and sleep 6?

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad  (4 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Durango, Colorado.

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

What are some things to do in Durango?

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

profile  Darrell from asked:
Best areas for photography around Durango?  (2 answers)

profile  Darrell from asked:
Day Trips from Durango?  (2 answers)

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

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

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Grand Junction? Try searching for places within 3.5 hours of Grand Junction.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 167 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 35 minutes
14 Grand Junction travel answers
1 Delta travel answer
20 Telluride travel answers
31 Durango travel answers


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