Driving Times and Mileages From Albuquerque

The interchange of Interstate Highways 25 and 40 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Albuquerque has close proximity to great skiing, national parks and monuments and of course, great scenery. Out of state destinations are closer than you think.

Listed below are the mileages and estimated drive times to some of the most popular destinations close to Albuquerque. Driving times will vary depending on the time of day, the amount of traffic, the weather and road conditions and other unforeseen factors.

Mileage is calculated using downtown Albuquerque as a start point.

Driving Times and Mileages From Albuquerque

From Albuquerque to Acoma, N.Mex.
Distance: 63 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour
The Pueblo of Acoma, also known as Sky City, is atop a bluff. Acoma features a cultural center and museum, guided tours, Native American jewelry and pottery and seasonal celebrations.

From Albuquerque to Alamogordo, N.Mex.
Distance: 209 miles
Driving Time: 3.5 hours
Alamogordo is home to the New Mexico Museum of Space History and an IMAX Theater. It is a touchpoint for White Sands National Monument and the Spaceport, which offers the well heeled a chance to visit earth from space, or event book a honeymoon flight.

From Albuquerque to Carlsbad Caverns, N.Mex.
Distance: 304 miles
Driving Time: 5 hours
Discover one of the largest and most ornate caverns on Earth, Carlsbad Caverns.

From Albuquerque to Chaco Canyon, N.Mex.
Distance: 152 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours
The ancient history of Chaco Canyon makes it one of the most popular destinations in the state.

Chaco Canyon is a World Heritage Site.

From Albuquerque to Chama, N.Mex.
Distance: 168 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours
Chama has the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, amazing scenery and spectacular fly fishing.

From Albuquerque to Four Corners Monument (AZ, CO, NM, UT)
Distance: 241 miles
Driving Time: 4 hours
The spot where four U.S. states meet, Four Corners, is a touchpoint for some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southwest.

From Albuquerque to Las Cruces, N.Mex.
Distance: 225 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours
Las Cruces sits in the Mesilla Valley between the Organ Mountains and the Rio Grande. It has been voted one of the 20 best towns of the future, a top place to retire, and a great place to retire.

From Albuquerque to Red River and Angel Fire, N.Mex.
Distance: 168 miles
Driving Time: 3 hours
Red River is known for its winter skiing, but it features recreation and beauty year round. Angel Fire offers the same, with many features geared toward children and families.

From Albuquerque to Ruidoso, N.Mex.
Distance: 221 miles
Driving Time: 3.5 hours
Ruidoso offers year round outdoor activities and an arts and crafts focus. Its mountain elevation keeps it cool year round.

From Albuquerque to Santa Fe, N.Mex.
Distance: 64 miles
Driving Time: 1 hour
Santa Fe is known for the many art programs it has, from the Santa Fe Opera to its numerous galleries and shows.

From Albuquerque to Santa Rosa, N.Mex.
Distance: 117 miles
Driving Time: 1.5 hours
Santa Rosa is known for its lakes and memorabilia from the Route 66 heyday.

From Albuquerque to Silver City, N.Mex.
Distance: 236 miles
Driving Time: 4 hours
The small town of Silver City is big on arts, culture and a high desert full of gorges and red mesas.

From Albuquerque to Taos, N.Mex.
Distance: 132 miles
Driving Time: 2.5 hours
Taos has great skiing in the winter and a year-round focus on the arts and culture. It has mountain beauty, Taos Pueblo Pow Wows and the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, a smaller version of the Grand Canyon.

From Albuquerque to White Sands, N.Mex.
Distance: 244 miles
Driving Time: 3.5 hours
The world's largest gypsum dune field lies southwest of Alamogordo. White Sands has been a national monument since 1933.

From Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.
Distance: 356 miles
Driving Time: 5.5 hours
Grand Canyon National Park is a destination for travelers worldwide.

From Albuquerque to Phoenix, Ariz.
Distance: 418 miles
Driving Time: 6.5 hours
Phoenix has sunshine, urban sophistication, cowboys and golf courses as just part of its appeal.

From Albuquerque to Durango, Colo.
Distance: 215 miles
Driving Time: 3.5 hours
The western town of Durango has roots in a cowboy and mining past. Visitors love the Durango-Silverton Railroad.

From Albuquerque to Denver, Colo.
Distance: 448 miles
Driving Time: 6.5 hours
The mile high city of Denver offers recreation, shopping, the arts and more.

From Albuquerque to El Paso, Texas
Distance: 266 miles
Driving Time: 3.5 hours
El Paso is known as Sun City, with 300 days of sunshine, a deep history and close proximity to Mexico.

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