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The total driving distance from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO is 535 miles or 861 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Salt Lake City, Utah. It ends in Denver, Colorado.
If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.
You can also calculate the cost of driving from Salt Lake City, UT 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 Salt Lake City, UT and Denver, CO.
Planning to fly a plane instead? You might be more interested in calculating the straight line distance to fly from Salt Lake City, UT to Denver, CO.
Most road trippers say that traveling through I-80 is boring and if you want a more scenic route take the I-70 route. If you have the time we suggest two stops, at the Grand Mesa and Vail before Denver.
The Colorado’s Grand Mesa Scenic Byway is filled with aspens, meadows, forests and lakes. It’s the world’s largest flat-topped mountain area that attracts visitors year round. In the winter months the area is great for cross country skiing and snowmobiling and in summer it is suitable for hiking and mountain biking. Don’t miss The Lands End Overlook to view the immense beauty of the area.
About 153 miles away from Grand Mesa on I-70 is Vail. Vail is not only a perfect place for skiers; the city is pedestrian friendly. It has heated streets, which is perfect for winter walks during the day and bar-hop at night.
Vail offers easy-going live music venues and bars so you can relax and enjoy hanging out with friends and family after a long day of outdoor adventures.
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