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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

Sandia Peak Ski Area

Sandia Peak Ski Area

In winter enjoy Snowboarding and downhill skiing. Six lifts. Certified snow-sports school and rentals available. Open Mid-December thru Mid-March.

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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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El Parasol

El Parasol

Casual dining, excellent taste of Northern New Mexico cuisine. Eat in or Carry Out.

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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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Nai of Stoneridge

Nai of Stoneridge

Specializing in properties along The Turquoise Trail.

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Just Too Cute

Just Too Cute

Clothing, Jewelry, Candles, Gifts, Home Décor, Local Artisans, Cards ... & more!

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Upcoming Event

Madrid Christmas Open House

December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 2016
Weekend activities in December through Christmas
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