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Houston to Denver drive

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  Houston
 Buc-ee's
 Dallas
 Wichita Falls
 Altus
 Amarillo
 Dalhart
 Trinidad (Colorado)
 Colorado Springs
2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Houston to Denver road trip planner

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

4:39 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 2.5 hours

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

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

6:19 pm  Amarillo
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Amarillo
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:22 am  Dalhart
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:22 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:55 pm  Trinidad (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:55 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:50 pm  Colorado Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:50 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:57 pm  arrive in Denver
eat at Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
stay at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Houston to Denver questions

profile  Tammy asked:
Things to do  (0 answers)


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  (111 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?

Wichita Falls

Altus

Amarillo  (25 answers)
    questions about Amarillo:
        THING TO SEE

Dalhart

Trinidad (Colorado)  (3 answers)

Colorado Springs  (45 answers)
    Garden of the Gods  (16 mentions)
    United States Air Force Academy  (4 mentions)
    U.S. Olympic Training Center  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Colorado Springs:
        The Cliff House at Pikes Peak
    questions about Colorado Springs:
        Camping at Garden of the Gods / Seven Falls


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Denver, Colorado.

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


Where's the best place to stay in Denver?

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 Denver.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Crawford Hotel  (3 mentions)
Hotel Teatro  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Denver?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Rioja  (9 mentions)
Acorn  (9 mentions)
Root Down  (7 mentions)
Bistro Vendome  (7 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Denver?

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:

Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
LoDo  (11 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 Denver. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Tatum from New Jersey asked:
Short, scenic drives from Denver?  (11 answers)

profile  Drew from Ojai asked:
Best resort for advanced skier?  (10 answers)

profile  Barbara from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
Activites to do with children ages 7-11  (8 answers)

profile  Rebecca from asked:
Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?  (7 answers)

profile  Trevor from Los Angeles asked:
Restaurant for dinner near Coors Field?  (7 answers)

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




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 Denver 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 Denver. Or get a full Houston to Denver 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 1,031 miles
driving time of 15 hours, 17 minutes
Denver is 1 hour behind Houston
85 Houston travel answers
111 Dallas travel answers
1 Wichita Falls travel answer
25 Amarillo travel answers
3 Trinidad (Colorado) travel answers
45 Colorado Springs travel answers
166 Denver travel answers





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