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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

The Mine Shaft Tavern

The Mine Shaft Tavern

Madrid's Historic Tavern now also has heated deck that overlooks town. Serving lunch & dinner with full bar. Winner of the Santa Fe Green Chile Cheeseburger!…

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Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden

Experience Origami in the Garden, a contemporary sculpture exhibition by Kevin Box and his collaborators. Walking paths wind through 5 acres of dramatic,…

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Talking Talons Thrift Store

Talking Talons Thrift Store

A thrift store with a mission: goods are recycled and sales help support wildlife and environmental programs for youth.

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Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Elaine’s, a Bed and Breakfast

Comfort, elegance and hospitality in a beautiful three-story log home. Over 15 years in business.

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Jezebel Gallery

Jezebel Gallery

Tour Jezebel's Studio & Gallery on the Boardwalk. Organic forms as Modern Art, Craft and Furnishings.

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Sandia Crest House - Two Mile High Gift Shop

Sandia Crest House - Two Mile High Gift Shop

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

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Upcoming Event

Cerrillos Town Wide Yardsale

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Town wide community yard sale from 9-4pm.
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