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Red Deer to Colorado drive

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Red Deer to Colorado road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Red Deer to Colorado. If you're planning a road trip to Colorado, 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

10:00 am  start in Red Deer
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:33 am  Calgary
eat at Calgary Tower
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:33 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:47 pm  Lethbridge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:47 pm
drive for about 4 hours

7:44 pm  The Badlands
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from The Badlands
drive for about 3 hours

12:48 pm  Billings
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:48 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:11 pm  Buffalo (Wyoming)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 5 hours

 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Buffalo (Wyoming)
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:43 am  Casper
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:43 pm
drive for about 3.5 hours

4:00 pm  Fort Collins
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:43 pm  arrive at Colorado

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Red Deer, Canada.

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?

Calgary  (46 answers)
    Calgary Stampede  (3 mentions)
    17 Ave SW  (3 mentions)
    4 St SW  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Calgary:
        Calgary Tower
        Raw Bar
        Craft Beer Market
        Oeb breakfast co.
        The Coup
    questions about Calgary:
        What's the best neighborhood in Calgary for a first time visitor?
        What to with a couple days in Calgary?
        Is the Calgary stampede worth a visit?
        Calgary restaurant recommendations on a moderate budget?
        Best months for snow in Calgary?
Lethbridge  (2 answers)
The Badlands
Billings  (6 answers)
Buffalo (Wyoming)  (2 answers)
Casper  (4 answers)
Fort Collins  (18 answers)
    New Belgium Brewing  (2 mentions)
    Killer Rabbit  (2 mentions)
    White Balcony  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Collins:
        Sonny Lubick Steakhouse
        Charco Broiler
    questions about Fort Collins:
        Gift certificate idea for a Fort Collins resident?
        Best steak houses in Fort Collins?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Fort Collins?

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Colorado (CO).

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

What are some things to do in Colorado?

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 Colorado. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Emilio Gonzalez from San Antonio, Texas asked:
Hiking in Breckenridge & Steamboat Springs  (7 answers)

 Ava Cato-Werhane from Manhattan Beach asked:
Where to spend Christmas in Colorado with family  (3 answers)

 Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer from Colorado asked:
What is your favorite Colorado ski resort and why?  (2 answers)

 Johnny Lindberg from Las Vegas asked:
Overnight Baseball Trip to Colorado  (2 answers)

 Alena Chistova from asked:
From Colorado Springs to Grand Junction  (2 answers)

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

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 to Red Deer 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 Red Deer to Colorado. Or get a full Red Deer to Colorado 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.

And if you know Red Deer well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Red Deer!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,267 miles
driving time of 21 hours, 24 minutes
Colorado is the same time as Red Deer
1 Red Deer travel answer
46 Calgary travel answers
2 Lethbridge travel answers
6 Billings travel answers
2 Buffalo (Wyoming) travel answers
4 Casper travel answers
18 Fort Collins travel answers
59 Colorado travel answers

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