This road trip includes parks: Rocky Mountain National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, White Sands National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve and more!
Established on January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains. With elevations ranging from 8,000 feet in the wet, grassy valleys to 14,259 feet at the weather-ravaged top of Longs Peak, a visitor to the park has opportunities for countless breathtaking experiences and adventures. Read More About Rocky Mountain National Park
Established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a Permian-age fossil reef, the park contains more than 100 known caves, including Lechuguilla Cave;the nation's deepest limestone cave at 1,567 feet. Read More About Carlsbad Cavern National Park
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world’s great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Great wave-like dunes of gypsum sand have engulfed 275 square miles of desert, creating the world’s largest gypsum dune field. White Sands National Monument preserves a major portion of this unique dune field, along with the plants and animals that live here. At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert lies a mountain ringed valley called the Tularosa Basin. Rising from the heart of this basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico. Read More About White Sands National Monument
Rising from the desert, this mountain mass contains portions of the world's most extensive and significant Permian limestone fossil reef. Also featured are a tremendous earth fault, lofty peaks, unusual flora and fauna, and a colorful record of the past. Guadalupe Peak, highest point in Texas at 8,749 feet; El Capitan, a massive limestone formation; McKittrick Canyon, with its unique flora and fauna; and the "Bowl", located in a high country conifer forest, are significant park features. Read More About Guadalupe Mountains National Park
From rugged mountains, to sand dunes and caves, the Rocky Mountain and Carlsbad Road Trip offers a wide variety of adventures for any outdoors enthusiast. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park, Carlsbad Caverns, Great Sand Dunes, White Sands and more along this amazing route. Towns also include Denver, Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Salida, Albuquerque, Roswell and more.
Use this self-guided road trip as a guide to help you plan an adventure through Colorado and New Mexico!
You should check ahead of time regarding potential road closures and/or construction. Please note, some of our road trips do take you along some dirt roads. Please check a map so that you can alter your route accordingly. All our road trips are designed to be helpful guides to help you build an adventure to suit your needs. We don't recommend specific mileage, nor where exactly to stay due to everyones different needs for driving mileage, etc. We recommend plotting out your route on Google Maps and using ours as guides. Then add or remove locations to build the road trip of your dreams!