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Salt Lake City to New Mexico drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Salt Lake City to New Mexico road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Salt Lake City to New Mexico. If you're planning a road trip to New Mexico, 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 Salt Lake City
drive for about 3 hours

1:11 pm  Green River (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:11 pm
drive for about 3 hours

5:01 pm  Cortez
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Cortez
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:23 am  Farmington (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:23 am
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:00 pm  Jemez Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:00 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:18 pm  Albuquerque
stay for about 2 hours
and leave at 6:18 pm
drive for about 49 minutes

7:07 pm  arrive at New Mexico

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Green River (Utah)

Cortez  (9 answers)

Farmington (New Mexico)  (3 answers)

Jemez Springs  (2 answers)

Albuquerque  (96 answers)
    Old Town Albuquerque  (3 mentions)
    New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science  (2 mentions)
    Explora!  (2 mentions)
    Nob Hill  (2 mentions)
    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Albuquerque:
        Frontier Restaurant
        Standard Diner
        Frontier Restaurant
    questions about Albuquerque:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Albuquerque?
        Affordable hotel in Albuquerque for the International Balloon Fiesta?
        Temporary home!
        Where to stay


What are some things to do in New Mexico?

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

profile  Benjamin from San Francisco asked:
Four impromptu days in New Mexico In July  (4 answers)

profile  Roena from Salt Lake City, Utah asked:
Anyone have any info on small town - La Puente, NM?  (1 answer)

profile  Matt from Kent (Washington) asked:
Where is the best base location for day trips to Chaco Canyon?  (1 answer)

profile  Carlos from asked:
wut kind of road is I 25  (1 answer)

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




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 New Mexico 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 New Mexico. Or get a full Salt Lake City to New Mexico 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!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 634 miles
driving time of 10 hours, 19 minutes
New Mexico is the same time as Salt Lake City
84 Salt Lake City travel answers
1 Green River (Utah) travel answer
9 Cortez travel answers
3 Farmington (New Mexico) travel answers
2 Jemez Springs travel answers
96 Albuquerque travel answers
38 New Mexico travel answers





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