Denver to Salt Lake City Road Trip: 9 Best Stops via I-70

I recently made the drive from Denver to Salt Lake City and it was an experience I won’t soon forget. The 525-mile route along I-70 takes about 8 hours of driving but is well worth taking your time.

Here is what the drive was like for me, along with advice on how to plan your own road trip from Denver to Salt Lake City.

The fastest route is about 519 miles when driving through Wyoming via I-80. But I took my time and do a three-day road trip.

1. How long is the Denver to Salt Lake City drive?

Each direction has amazing places to explore along the way so take your time enjoying the beautiful views and roadside stops.

2. What is the most scenic route from Denver to Salt Lake City?

You can pull off at a scenic byway to admire the sparkling Dillon Reservoir with the mountain peaks in the background.

3. Silverthorne, Colorado

Vail is very scenic with great shops and places to eat for a yummy snack inside Vail Village. It’s worth a quick stop to take in the fresh mountain air.

4. Vail

I didn’t take the time to stop in Breckenridge this time. Simply drive through the historic downtown area to take a stroll along the Blue River Rec Path.

5. Breckenridge

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