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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.

Interactive Map of Stops & Shops

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

Heaven Boutique

Heaven Boutique

Beautiful & Romantic clothing, jewelry, cards & gifts. Unique Wedding Attire (sizes S-3x) same location 18 yrs!

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Tierra Sagrada Pottery (Sacred Earth)

Tierra Sagrada Pottery (Sacred Earth)

Stop by to view Lia at work, or for a “clay experience”; call for a clay-historic tour of the area.

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Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden and Studio

Artist Kevin Box resides, creates and exhibits his work and others’ in this world-class space. Open during season, by appointment and by chance.

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Java Junction B & B

Java Junction B & B

Charming Victorian suite on the second floor. Private bath, kitchen & porch.

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Two Mile High Gift Shop & Restaurant Atop Sandia Crest

Two Mile High Gift Shop & Restaurant Atop Sandia Crest

Elevation 10,678 feet. Enjoy breathtaking views, eclectic gifts and light dining. Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM.

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Coldwell Banker Legacy

Coldwell Banker Legacy

New Mexico’s top selling Real Estate Company for the last 16 years.

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Upcoming Event

The Hot Chocolate Trail

Saturday, Dec 13 & Sunday, Dec 14, 2015
Travel the Hot Chocolate Trail and collect cards from participating businesses and turn in high hands for prizes.
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National Scenic Byway

On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

The plan is available for review here »

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