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North Platte to Boulder drive in 1 day

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North Platte to Boulder road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from North Platte to Boulder. If you're planning a road trip to Boulder, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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9:00 am  start in North Platte
drive for about 31 minutes

9:31 am  Paxton (Nebraska)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 10:31 am
drive for about 48 minutes

11:19 am  Julesburg
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:19 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

1:14 pm  Sterling (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 44 minutes

2:58 pm  Fort Morgan
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:58 pm
drive for about 39 minutes

4:37 pm  Keenesburg (Colorado)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:37 pm
drive for about 42 minutes

6:19 pm  Denver
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 8:19 pm
drive for about 47 minutes

9:06 pm  arrive in Boulder

driving ≈ 5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Paxton (Nebraska)


Sterling (Colorado)

Fort Morgan

Keenesburg (Colorado)

Denver  (223 answers)
    Denver Museum of Nature and Science  (15 mentions)
    Denver Botanic Gardens  (12 mentions)
    Denver Art Museum  (11 mentions)
    LoDo  (11 mentions)
    Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Denver:
        Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen
        Root Down
        Bistro Vendome
    hotels around Denver:
        The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver
        The Crawford Hotel
        Four Seasons Hotel Denver
        Hotel Teatro
        the Curtis Denver - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
    questions about Denver:
        Short, scenic drives from Denver?
        Best resort for advanced skier?
        Things to do and see in or around Denver Colorado
        Activites to do with children ages 7-11
        Top 5 must see attractions in Denver?

Where's the best place to eat in Boulder?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Frasca Food and Wine, which was mentioned 8 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Pearl Street Mall  (7 mentions)
The Mediterranean  (7 mentions)
Jax Fish House Boulder  (4 mentions)
Illegal Pete's  (3 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Boulder?

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:

Chautauqua Park  (5 mentions)
Eldorado Canyon  (2 mentions)
Avery Brewing Company  (2 mentions)
Celestial Seasonings  (2 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 Boulder. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Liv from Cape Cod asked:
Where to dine apr├Ęs-ski???  (7 answers)

profile  Debbie from San Francisco asked:
Fun solo adventures in Boulder?  (7 answers)

profile  Kyle from Chicago asked:
Local, non-touristy gems in Boulder?  (6 answers)

profile  tobin from Boulder asked:
Unique activities for parents visiting this weekend  (5 answers)

profile  Cindy from Los Angeles asked:
Places to take my grand children during the summer in Boulder?  (4 answers)

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

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 Boulder to North Platte drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of North Platte? Try searching for places within 4 hours of North Platte.

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 278 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 55 minutes
Boulder is 1 hour behind North Platte
3 North Platte travel answers
1 Julesburg travel answer
1 Sterling (Colorado) travel answer
223 Denver travel answers
41 Boulder travel answers


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