The driving distance from Los Angeles, California to Denver, Colorado is:

1,017 miles / 1 637 km

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Driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO

The total driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO is 1,017 miles or 1 637 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California. It ends in Denver, Colorado.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

Since this is a long drive, you might want to stop halfway and stay overnight in a hotel. You can find the city that is halfway between Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO.

Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Los Angeles, CA to Denver, CO.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Denver in just under 20 hours if you have a few short stops and have another driver with you on the road trip. However if you are looking to combine this road trip with national park visits, we recommend Zion National Park and Bryce National Park.

Drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and continue on I-15N to State Route 9E into Zion National Park. Zion National Park is the oldest national park in Utah, known for its canyons and hiking trails like Angels Landing. Permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry. You can get them at the visitor centers on the day of the hike or a day before.

Comfortable lodgings like Cable Mountain Lodge, Bumbleberry Inn and Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens are available in Springdale UT about 1 mile from the park entrance.

You can spend a week or a few hours in Bryce Canyon National Park. The view on Bryce Canyon changes during sunrise and sunset. It is one of the most beautiful national parks in America with its unique spires “hoodoos”, a variety of forests and over 100 species of birds and more than 1,000 plant species.

Los Angeles, California

City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States
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Denver, Colorado

City: Denver
State: Colorado
Country: United States
Category: cities

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