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Santa Fe to Moab drive in 1 day

2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day   /   no pets

Santa Fe to Moab road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Santa Fe to Moab. If you're planning a road trip to Moab, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Santa Fe and Moab. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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8:00 am  start in Santa Fe
drive for about 1 hour

9:14 am  Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 10:14 am
drive for about 1 hour

11:15 am  Jemez Springs
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:15 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

2:51 pm  Farmington (New Mexico)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:51 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:40 pm  Mesa Verde National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:40 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:08 pm  Dove Creek
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 9:08 pm
drive for about 54 minutes

10:02 pm  Monticello (Utah)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:02 pm
drive for about 55 minutes

11:58 pm  arrive in Moab

driving ≈ 10 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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?

Los Poblanos Inn & Cultural Center  (3 mentions)
Jemez Springs  (2 answers)
Farmington (New Mexico)  (2 answers)
Mesa Verde National Park  (20 mentions)
    questions about Mesa Verde National Park:
        where to fly into
Dove Creek
Monticello (Utah)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Moab, Utah.

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

What are some things to do in Moab?

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:

Arches National Park  (27 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 Moab. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Jaime from Mar Vista asked:
Seeking Dog Friendly Adventures in Moab?  (1 answer)

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

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 Moab to Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe to Moab. Or get a full Santa Fe to Moab 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 Santa Fe well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Santa Fe!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 392 miles
driving time of 6 hours, 25 minutes
87 Santa Fe travel answers
2 Jemez Springs travel answers
2 Farmington (New Mexico) travel answers
35 Moab travel answers

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