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Grand Junction to Durango drive in an RV

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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   /   RV

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RV campgrounds from Grand Junction to Durango

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Here's a sample itinerary for a camping drive from Grand Junction to Durango in your RV. If you're planning a road trip to Durango, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best RV parks, campgrounds, hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and AllStays. Scroll down to see all the RV campgrounds along the way.

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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
stay at Durango Riverside Resort & RV Park

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.

What are RV campgrounds along the way?

    Riverwood Inn and RV Park  (1 mention)
    Four Seasons River Inn and RV  (1 mention)
    Valley Sunset RV Ranch  (1 mention)
    hotels around Delta:
        Valley Sunset RV Ranch
        Rodeway Inn Delta
        Comfort Inn Delta
        Riverwood Inn

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park  (4 mentions)
    South Rim - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park  (1 mention)
    East Portal - Curecanti National Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    North Rim - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park  (1 mention)
    R V Camperland  (1 mention)
    Crystal Creek - Curecanti National Recreation Area  (1 mention)
    Flat Top OHV Area  (1 mention)

Telluride  (20 answers)
    Telluride Town Park  (1 mention)
    Alta Lakes Campground  (1 mention)
    Sunshine Campground  (1 mention)
    Matterhorn Campground  (1 mention)
    Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area  (1 mention)
    Thistledown Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Telluride:
        The Inn at Lost Creek
        Lumiere Hotel
        Hotel Madeline
        Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge
        Peaks Resort & Spa
        Telluride Lodge
        Mountainside Inn
        Auberge Residences At Element
        The Hotel Telluride
    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)
    Haviland Campground  (1 mention)
    Chris Park Group Campground  (1 mention)
    Durango North Riverside KOA  (1 mention)
    Transfer Park Campground  (1 mention)
    Lower Hermosa Campground  (1 mention)
    Florida Campground  (1 mention)
    hotels around Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad:
        Durango Riverside Resort & RV Park
        Purgatory Resort

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.

Where's the best place to stay in Durango?

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 Durango.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Durango Riverside Resort & RV Park.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Casa Verde  (1 mention)

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

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.

These are some of the places people talk about on AllStays:

Westerly RV Park  (1 mention)
Alpen Rose RV Park  (1 mention)
Haviland Campground  (1 mention)

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 in an RV, 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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