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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

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve

A Santa Fe County Open Space Preserve. Open for Docent led tours only. Visit the Santa Fe County website. http://www.santafecountynm.gov/open_space_and_trails_program…

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First River Gallery

First River Gallery

Outdoor gallery featuring local artists. Open weekends and holidays or by appointment. Call (505) 471-2273

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Gypsy Plaza

Gypsy Plaza

12 unique shops in Madrid's south end. Featuring local arts, jewelry, chocolates, paintings, sculpture, leather, metal & fiber arts and vintage boots &…

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Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Tijeras Pueblo Archaeological Site

Museum, self-guided interpretive trail, site tours, native garden, lectures, workshops, classroom visits, and presentations to community groups and schools.…

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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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Black Bird Saloon

Black Bird Saloon

Take a step back in time into an Old West Saloon built in 1885. Serving up good food and genuine hospitality ~ beer, wine & beverages. Open Thurs-Sat 10am…

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Upcoming Event

Lady Long Rider: Alone Across America on Horseback

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Alone across America on Horseback.
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