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Portland to Taos drive

driving   /   4 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Portland to Taos road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Portland to Taos. If you're planning a road trip to Taos, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Portland
drive for about 2 hours

11:52 am  Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:30 pm  Joseph
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Joseph
drive for about 4 hours

1:59 pm  Boise
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:59 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:57 pm  Twin Falls
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 Twin Falls
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:20 pm  Salt Lake City
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 3:20 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

7:38 pm  Arches National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Arches National Park
drive for about 4 hours

1:46 pm  Durango
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 4 hours

6:50 pm  arrive in Taos
stay at El Monte Sagrado Resort

day 4 driving ≈ 8 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area  (28 mentions)

Joseph  (2 answers)

Boise  (36 answers)
    Idaho State Capitol Building  (2 mentions)
    questions about Boise:
        Best free things to do in Boise?
        What do you do and where to eat in Boise, ID?

Twin Falls  (7 answers)

Salt Lake City  (84 answers)
    Temple Square  (8 mentions)
    Liberty Park  (5 mentions)
    Tracy Aviary  (3 mentions)
    Red Butte Garden & Arboretum  (2 mentions)
    The Beehive House  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Salt Lake City:
        Red Iguana
        Maxwell's East Coast Eatery
        Pig and A Jelly Jar
    questions about Salt Lake City:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Salt Lake City?
        What's the best, cant-miss meal in Salt Lake City?
        Centrally-Located Hotels in Salt Lake City?
        Winter time activities in Salt Lake City
        Places to bar hop and night life in SLC?

Arches National Park  (43 mentions)

Durango  (39 answers)
    questions about Durango:
        Best areas for photography around Durango?
        Day Trips from Durango?

Where's the best place to stay in Taos?

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 Taos.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out El Monte Sagrado Resort, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

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

What are some things to do in Taos?

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:

Taos Pueblo  (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!

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

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,358 miles
driving time of 22 hours, 25 minutes
Taos is 1 hour ahead of Portland
246 Portland travel answers
2 Joseph travel answers
36 Boise travel answers
7 Twin Falls travel answers
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
39 Durango travel answers
29 Taos travel answers


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