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Welcome to the Turquoise Trail

The perfect day trip linking Santa Fe and Albuquerque!

Venture off the freeway and onto the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway, and you'll see what we mean. The Scenic and Historic Area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The drive is approximately 50 miles along Highway 14. Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants.

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Plan Your Day Trip On The Turquoise Trail

The Scenic and Historic Area of the Turquoise Trail encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Enjoy a breathtaking view from atop Sandia Crest, then drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums and restaurants. View Interactive Map »

Featured Stops & Shops

Cowgirl Red

Cowgirl Red

Vintage Western! Art, Antiques, Pawn/Indian Turquoise Jewelry. Over 400 vintage Cowboy Boots!

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Talking Talons Youth Leadership

Talking Talons Youth Leadership

To elevate youth and the community to become effective advocates and ethical stewards of themselves, wildlife, and the environment.

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San Marcos Cafe

San Marcos Cafe

Long established, well-reviewed country cafe in the European tradition. Continental Cuisine with local favorites. Specialty desserts.

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Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures

Explore the celestial jewels and wonder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.

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Weasel & Fitz

Weasel & Fitz

Recycled and found-object art with a touch of whimsey.

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Stoneridge Realty

Stoneridge Realty

Nestled in the Cerrillos Hills. Specializing in adobe homes, rural land & ranches.

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Upcoming Event

September Live Music & Events in Madrid Railyard, Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina

September 1-30, 2018
Live Music & Events in Madrid Railyard, Mine Shaft Tavern & Cantina
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