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Houston to Aspen drive

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 Wichita Falls
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Aspen road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Aspen. If you're planning a road trip to Aspen, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Houston and Aspen. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Houston and Aspen. 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 Houston
drive for about 2 hours

12:52 pm  Buc-ee's
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:52 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:43 pm  Dallas
stay overnight at Hotel Zaza Dallas
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 2.5 hours

11:18 am  Wichita Falls
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:18 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:34 pm  Altus
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:34 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:19 pm  Amarillo
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:19 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

7:41 pm  Dalhart
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Dalhart
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:34 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:34 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:09 pm  Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:09 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:36 pm  arrive in Aspen

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Houston to Aspen.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Houston, Texas.

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?

Buc-ee's  (2 mentions)

Dallas  (106 answers)
    Perot Museum of Nature and Science  (14 mentions)
    Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
    The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza  (10 mentions)
    Nasher Sculpture Center  (9 mentions)
    Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)
    restaurants around Dallas:
        Pecan Lodge
        Lockhart Smokehouse
        Peggy Sue BBQ
    hotels around Dallas:
        Hotel Zaza Dallas
        Belmont Hotel Dallas
        Rosewood Crescent Hotel
    questions about Dallas:
        Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?
        Where to go for lunch in Dallas?
        Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?
        Best free things to do in Dallas?
        Best breakfast spots in Dallas?

Wichita Falls


Amarillo  (23 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE


Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve  (11 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Aspen, Colorado.

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

What are some things to do in Aspen?

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

profile  Armand from Baton Rouge, Louisiana asked:
Where to raft or tube in Aspen?  (2 answers)

profile  Andy from Wilmington asked:
Ideas for romantic hotels in Aspen.  (1 answer)

profile  Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins asked:
Good, solid American grub in Aspen - any recommendations?  (1 answer)

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

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 Aspen to Houston 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 Houston to Aspen. Or get a full Houston to Aspen 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 Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,067 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 54 minutes
Aspen is 1 hour behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
106 Dallas travel answers
1 Wichita Falls travel answer
23 Amarillo travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
28 Aspen travel answers


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