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Moab to Durango drive

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 Monticello (Utah)
 Dove Creek
 Mesa Verde National Park
 Strater Hotel
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Moab to Durango road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Moab 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 Moab and Durango. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Moab 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 Moab
drive for about 55 minutes

10:55 am  Monticello (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:55 am
drive for about 54 minutes

12:50 pm  Dove Creek
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:50 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

2:27 pm  Cortez
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:27 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:33 pm  Mesa Verde National Park
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:33 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

6:22 pm  stay at Strater Hotel
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 7:22 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

7:44 pm  arrive in Durango

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Moab, Utah.

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?

Monticello (Utah)

Dove Creek

Cortez  (9 answers)

Mesa Verde National Park  (20 mentions)
    questions about Mesa Verde National Park:
        where to fly into

Strater Hotel  (3 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!

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Best areas for photography around Durango?  (2 answers)

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Day Trips from Durango?  (2 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 Durango to Moab drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Moab? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Moab.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 158 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 44 minutes
36 Moab travel answers
9 Cortez travel answers
34 Durango travel answers


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