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Salt Lake City to Denver drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days



Salt Lake City to Denver road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Salt Lake City to Denver. If you're planning a road trip to Denver, 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

11:00 am  start in Salt Lake City
drive for about 2 hours

1:14 pm  Little America
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:14 pm
drive for about 2 hours

4:18 pm  Rawlins
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 4.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Rawlins
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:29 pm  Laramie
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:29 pm
drive for about 1 hour

2:36 pm  Fort Collins
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:36 pm
drive for about 1 hour

4:45 pm  arrive in Denver
stay at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver

day 2 driving ≈ 3.5 hours
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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Salt Lake City, 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?

Little America
Rawlins
Laramie  (5 answers)
    questions about Laramie:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Laramie?
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 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!

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

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

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

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

 Trevor Morrow 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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City to Denver. Or get a full Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Salt Lake City!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 535 miles
driving time of 7 hours, 44 minutes
Denver is the same time as Salt Lake City
63 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Rawlins travel answer
5 Laramie travel answers
18 Fort Collins travel answers
150 Denver travel answers





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