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Houston to Colorado Springs drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days



Houston to Colorado Springs road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Colorado Springs. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado Springs, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, 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 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Hotel Zaza Dallas
drive for about 4 hours

2:03 pm  Childress
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:03 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:02 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:32 pm  Raton
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:32 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:11 pm  Colorado City
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:11 pm
drive for about 1 hour

6:17 pm  arrive in Colorado Springs
eat at The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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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  (98 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
        Smoke
        Oddfellows
    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?
Childress
Amarillo  (20 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE
Raton
Colorado City




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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




Where's the best place to eat in Colorado Springs?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, which was mentioned 2 times.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Colorado Springs? Click the blue button below.






What are some things to do in Colorado Springs?

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:

Garden of the Gods  (16 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!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Colorado Springs. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Kimberly Whitney from Scottsdale asked:
Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls  (3 answers)

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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 Colorado Springs 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 Colorado Springs. Or get a full Houston to Colorado Springs 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!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 958 miles
driving time of 14 hours, 6 minutes
Colorado Springs is 1 hour behind Houston
76 Houston travel answers
98 Dallas travel answers
20 Amarillo travel answers
1 Colorado City travel answer
44 Colorado Springs travel answers





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