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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

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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Cowgirl Red

Cowgirl Red

Vintage Western! Art, Antiques, Pawn/Indian Turquoise Jewelry. Over 400 vintage Cowboy Boots!

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Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Cindy Sheff, Realtor

Specializing in Real Estate Sales along the Turquoise Trail and Santa Fe homes on land.

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Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown Museum

In 2010, Tinkertown was listed as one of the top 10 small museums in America by Fox News and Huffington Post on Trip Advisor. Open 9-6 daily, April-Nov…

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Weasel & Fitz

Weasel & Fitz

Recycled and found-object art with a touch of whimsey.

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Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

Madrid Old Coal Town Museum

Ghost Town Museum! See mining relics, movies & more! Step onto Engine 769 & ring its bell. Apr-Oct Daily 11-4:30. Winter hours - Sat/Sun.

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Upcoming Event

Solstice Sun Watching

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Midsummer solar observing in Cerrillos Hills State Park.
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