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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

Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Creative Award Concepts, Inc.

Corporate Employee Recognition Programs for Service, Sales, Safety, Productivity, etc. Promotional Products for Business Branding.

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Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Sandia Peak Summer Chairlift

Enter Cibola National Forest and take a scenic chairlift ride gliding over the lush forest below. The more adventurous can take their own mountain bikes…

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Rancho Gallina Inn & Eco-retreat

Rancho Gallina Inn & Eco-retreat

Rustic elegance at historic eco-ranch with cedar soaking tub, farm fresh breakfasts, great hiking & biking access!

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Crystal Dragon

Crystal Dragon

Offering handmade onsite Gold, Silver and Gemstone Jewelry, Indian Jewelry, Pottery, Crystals, Photography since 1983.

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Stoneridge Studio

Stoneridge Studio

Art nestled in the Cerrillos Hills.

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10 PM Steampunk

10 PM Steampunk

Home of premier Madrid handmade steampunk jewelry and a cool line of hippie clothes!

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Hills State Park Volunteer Training

Cerrillos Hills State Park volunteer training day.
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