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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

The Hollar

The Hollar

The Hollar fuses southern cooking with the freshest local ingredients. Comfort food done right!

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Cowgirl Red

Cowgirl Red

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

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Cerrillos Hills State Park

Cerrillos Hills State Park

Hike, bike or horseback ride scenic trails. Visit historic mine pits. Programs offered year-round.

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Weasel & Fitz

Weasel & Fitz

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

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Beer Creek

Beer Creek

Pizza & Pub Food establishment. Wonderful beer and wine list. Live music on weekends. Closed Mondays. Weekdays 1:30pm-11pm, Weekends 11am-11pm

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Mostly Madrid

Mostly Madrid

The jewelry and art of the Pueblos, local artists, collectables and other fabulous finds.

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Upcoming Event

October Live Music/Events at the Mine Shaft Tavern

October 5-31, 2018
Live Music & Events at the Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid.
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