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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

Bob Ayre Photo Tours

Bob Ayre Photo Tours

Photograph Tours. Travel with a Photographer - Turquoise Trail - Santa Fe - Pueblos - Northern New Mexico and more.

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Sacramento Mountain Weavers

Sacramento Mountain Weavers

We are a local NM based working weaving studio/gallery, with that touch of a boutique feel, where everything is handmade by us or other New Mexico artists.…

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Astronomy Adventures

Astronomy Adventures

Explore the celestial jewels and wonder found in New Mexico's night sky. Telescopes provided. By Appointment.

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The Greenside Cafe

The Greenside Cafe

It always tastes better on the Greenside!!! Weekend breakfasts,. Lunch & Dinner everyday. Patio. Beer and Wine.

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Heaven Boutique

Heaven Boutique

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

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Burger Boy

Burger Boy

A family owned and run restaurant for 33 years! Come in a see us today!

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Upcoming Event

The West: Sing its Story

Saturday,May 27, 2017
Guest presenter and troubadour “Ramblin” Ralph Estes, will guide us through a thousand years of the American West
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